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Old 07-11-2014, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Many people immediately think of the inner city of large cities when they hear the words gangs, drugs, blight, violence, and crime.

What are some rural and small towns you know of plagued with these problems?

I'm thinking places under 25,000 people or so. Exclude those that are near or a part of major metropolitan areas.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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Belle Glade, FL comes to mind.
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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Benton Harbor
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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Benton Harbor
Has it chilled out a little bit in the last 20 years or is it still the same as it was back then?
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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Has it chilled out a little bit in the last 20 years or is it still the same as it was back then?
It's not making the news as much, but it's still pretty tragic for a smaller city.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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Sumter and Florence, SC (though they're more like 35-40k)

I've seen Wilmington, DE; Rocky Mount, NC; and Saginaw, MI on some of those "most dangerous" lists, too, though they're all between 50-75k.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:06 PM
 
Location: O.C.
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Desert Hot Springs, CA. Its violent crime rate numbers are very high and there are only 25k people there. I lived there from 89-94 and it was like the wild west. Drugs, gangs, parolees...
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Newburgh NY, about 90 minutes north of New York City in the Hudson Valley, has long been known as one of the state's premier crime-ridden, gang-infested, poverty-stricken locales. I believe it is about 25, 000 in population.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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The small farming towns in the Yakima Valley in central Washington come to mind. A lot of gang activity and a large migrant and illegal immigrant population.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:43 AM
 
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Many people immediately think of the inner city of large cities when they hear the words gangs, drugs, blight, violence, and crime.

What are some rural and small towns you know of plagued with these problems?

I'm thinking places under 25,000 people or so. Exclude those that are near or a part of major metropolitan areas.
Pine Bluff Arkansas. Ironically it's also home to a HBCU that attracts a good amount of blacks from out of state. Too bad some of the students get involved with that crime life.


http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...70810081,d.b2U

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