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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 07-23-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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What one of the top 10 biggest cities do you feel is the most dangerous? Where just by walking down the street you'll feel like you're about to get mugged?
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Depends on what area of each city.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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PHILADELPHIA there is no doubt in my mind that place has a crime problem that is so out of control. OMG!!

NONE OF THOSE OTHER CITIES COME CLOSE TO PHILY ON MURDER, NONE.

Voting for San Jose or San Diego or anything other than Phily or maybe Chicago is suspect in itself.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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PHILADELPHIA there is no doubt in my mind that place has a crime problem that is so out of control. OMG!!

NONE OF THOSE OTHER CITIES COME CLOSE TO PHILY ON MURDER, NONE.

Voting for San Jose or San Diego or anything other than Phily or maybe Chicago is suspect in itself.
I was thinking Philly too, but even that city has decent areas too.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Well they're all going to have good and bad areas. There's around 1/3 of Chicago's residential areas that most people avoid (I do). The other 2/3 of the city is quite safe.

Hard to do a blanket poll over an entire city.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Over all I would say philadelphia.. although 95 percent of chicagos homicides are concentrated on the cities south and west sides. so just going by specific areas chicagos southside I would say especially the englewood neighborhood is the the most dangerous of any neighborhood in the top ten largest cities and probably the country...
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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I voted chicago because in an area that covers the same size as
philadelphia in square miles covering the south and west sides there are more homicides in chicago then philadelphia
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:18 PM
 
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San Diego, and San Antonio are not big cities. They just generously defined their city limits to include a larger share of their suburbs.

San Jose is a bit similar, but at least it's part of a large metro area (The Bay).

The list should be:

NYC
Los Angeles
Chicago
Washington DC (includes Baltimore)
Dallas
San Francisco (which would include San Jose)
Houston
Philadelphia
Miami
Atlanta
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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San Diego, and San Antonio are not big cities. They just generously defined their city limits to include a larger share of their suburbs.

San Jose is a bit similar, but at least it's part of a large metro area (The Bay).

The list should be:

NYC
Los Angeles
Chicago
Washington DC (includes Baltimore)
Dallas
San Francisco (which would include San Jose)
Houston
Philadelphia
Miami
Atlanta
Applies to Houston and Dalls. Long Beach is more populous and way denser than Sprawlanta. You also forgot Boston, Milwaukee, Denver, and for god sakes Mesa, Sacramento, and Fresno.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I've been to every city on the list with the exception of SJ and felt safe in each. Perhaps I just have good street smarts?

Sometimes I think many of the posters on CD are a bunch of scaredy-cats. I mean honestly: "Where just by walking down the street you'll feel like you're about to get mugged?"
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