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Old 11-11-2014, 06:08 AM
 
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Some dislike the word and what it involves but the process of gentrification is what has driven the change, particularly in cities like Washington DC which not that long ago would have been at the bottom (or close) in terms of the violent crime rate. If one would have told me that it would 15th out of 47 cities ten to fifteen years ago, I would have said no way having lived there at that time. It would be interesting to see what has happened to the inner ring suburbs in many of these instances, as I would bet a good portion of the crime has been displaced from higher priced urban areas into the older suburbs, where many have seen "white flight" to either the city or the exurbs further out.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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Here are the city rankings and I believe it is for cities/communities with 75,000 people and up: http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2013...LowtoHigh).pdf

This is where I got that information for city and metro rankings from: http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2013/cc2014.htm

It seems like "older" cities are going to have or tend to have higher rates in comparison to newer cities due to the ability of newer cities to annex land/incorporated areas. When you look at things at the metro level though, many older areas seem to have lower crime rates.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Indianapolis seems to be backsliding quite a bit lately.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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In terms of murder rate, a lot of these places have really improved. But there are a few metros that actually got worse.

Metro areas like Indianapolis, Miami, Cincinnati, Tampa, Buffalo, Charlotte, Las Vegas and probably a few others all saw increases in murder rate in 2013.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Lowest Violent Crime Rate
9th Lowest Murder Rate
9th Lowest Property Crime Rate

Therein lies one of the many reasons why the Raleigh MSA continues to grow so rapidly. Whether violent crime, murder rates or property crimes, the rates are among the very lowest in the nation.

I'll agree with some others, WTF is up with Tennessee?
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:36 PM
 
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In terms of murder rate, a lot of these places have really improved. But there are a few metros that actually got worse.

Metro areas like Indianapolis, Miami, Cincinnati, Tampa, Buffalo, Charlotte, Las Vegas and probably a few others all saw increases in murder rate in 2013.
Murder rates can fluctuate quite a bit year to year. I know in Cincinnati that the police were expecting it to rise since it was an outlier low year for homicides in 2012, but not rise to the degree it did. It's back down 11% year to date in 2014 from 2013, but still a little higher than 2012.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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This is another great website for city/agency crime data: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics

Search using the items under search data.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Indianapolis seems to be backsliding quite a bit lately.

So has Milwaukee.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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So has Milwaukee.
Not at all, where is your information showing this? Indy has been moving to the top of high-crime lists where it hadn't been sitting for a long time (see OP); Milwaukee is slowly moving down from the top.

Or are you completely unfamiliar with the meaning of the term "backsliding?"
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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Lowest Violent Crime Rate
9th Lowest Murder Rate
9th Lowest Property Crime Rate

Therein lies one of the many reasons why the Raleigh MSA continues to grow so rapidly. Whether violent crime, murder rates or property crimes, the rates are among the very lowest in the nation.

I'll agree with some others, WTF is up with Tennessee?
Yes and it has one of, if not the lowest crime rate for a major Southern area.

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