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Old 04-14-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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What are some cities in the US that stand out as being safer than similar cities, with similar poverty levels, income levels, demographics, etc?
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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El Paso has the lowest rates of violent crime for large cities in Texas while Juarez, Mexico across the river is very dangerous whil having largely the same ethnic makeup as El Paso. This is often attributed to the high levels of lithium in the tap water in El Paso moderating people's tempers with Jurasz being an outlier due to the vast amount of drug related violence in the city.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:01 AM
 
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This may be tough, because it is going to be relative. CQ Press/Morgan Quitno used to have a crime rate ranking list for cities with 75,000+ people and for metro areas online, but you have to buy them now. Information on that site would have been a great source for this thread.
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Old 04-15-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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>my face when the City Data racist brigade gets blown the **** out.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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El Paso and Albuquerque. Albuquerque gets that because of Breaking Bad, I think El Paso is just its proximity to the Nation of Mexico. Both are major military cities.

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Old 04-15-2015, 04:41 PM
 
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El Paso and Albuquerque. Albuquerque gets that because of Breaking Bad, I think El Paso is just its proximity to the Nation of Mexico. Both are major military cities.
El Paso is all the proof racists need that Mexicans aren't inherently bad people.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Apart from a few rough 'hoods, Philadelphia is perfectly safe. The image of "Killadelphia" is long gone and shouldn't be on anyone's minds.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are you being paid to do this?
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I would say El Paso. It has a pretty lower overall median income and is heavily Hispanic yet one of the safest large cities in America.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Apart from a few rough 'hoods, Philadelphia is perfectly safe. The image of "Killadelphia" is long gone and shouldn't be on anyone's minds.
Translation: doesn't watch Better Call Saul.

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El Paso is all the proof racists need that Mexicans aren't inherently bad people.
This.
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