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View Poll Results: What city would you feel LEAST safe in?
New York 7 6.36%
Los Angeles 12 10.91%
Chicago 36 32.73%
Houston 5 4.55%
Philadelphia 40 36.36%
Phoenix 6 5.45%
San Antonio 3 2.73%
San Diego 0 0%
Dallas 1 0.91%
San Jose 0 0%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Tallahassee
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Crime in most cities tends to be highly concentrated. chicago has a high murder rate, but most areas appear to be very safe.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:30 AM
 
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Crime in most cities tends to be highly concentrated. chicago has a high murder rate, but most areas appear to be very safe.
That's never true. Crime doesn't stay in the ghettos cause after a while there is nothing to steal there anymore and nobody to sell drugs to. Crime is never localized to a certain area.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:02 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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By doing that, Baltimore becomes the 4th largest metro in the country, Seeing as how it's largest city in the Baltimore-Washington area.
DC's population has surpassed Baltimore's, its estimated at 630,000 now.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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DC's population has surpassed Baltimore's, its estimated at 630,000 now.
Estimates are usually wrong
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I have been to all of the 10 largest cities and the only one were i got this bad vibe and thought I was going to get mugged was in San Antonio,
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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That's never true. Crime doesn't stay in the ghettos cause after a while there is nothing to steal there anymore and nobody to sell drugs to. Crime is never localized to a certain area.
For the most part crime is very localized in Chicago. Sure, thugs branch out every once and awhile but for the most part they are confined to certain nieghborhoods. Chicago neighborhood borders are very defined. You can literally cross the street and be in a whole new situation.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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That's never true. Crime doesn't stay in the ghettos cause after a while there is nothing to steal there anymore and nobody to sell drugs to. Crime is never localized to a certain area.
It's certainly fairly localized in Chicago, and I'd be willing to bet a lot of money it's the same in most cities.

Obviously things CAN happen anywhere in any city. I'm not going to walk around blindfolded with Iphones hanging off of myself and expect nothing to ever get stolen. I think here it's something like 75%-80% of violent crime is in areas with less than 25% of the population.

A few very obvious decisions when in the city and your chances of being a victim drop like a rock.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:45 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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No, it is part of the fourth largest urban area in the country. And so what? It does not mean that Washington DC is a suburb of Baltimore.

Why is this concept so difficult for people to understand? It's about people who live in an area, not imaginary boundaries.
I guess KodeBlue is one of those irrational Houstonians.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:50 PM
 
Location: the future
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In DC alot of out of towners or transients end up on the news for being victims of some type of crime frequently. I guess gentrification isn't a smooth transition to say the least
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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I will never understand why people on this site focus on murders in the ghetto as their choice of what city to move to.

Murders are personal and only involve those in that area.

If I were moving to a city I'd be curious about the grand theft auto rates, property crimes, robberies and mugging rates.

More then 80 percent of people know their killers and most victims who were not domestic victims were also in negative situations to be murders.(thugs, dealers, prostitutes, gang members?).

Now how many of you on this site are either of the 4?, and how many of you choose to stay in ghettos when moving to a new city.
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