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Old 06-11-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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Morgan Quitno Press also did a study on the nation's 336 metropolitan areas.

Here are the results.

United States 50 Safest metropolitan areas
1. Logan, UT-ID
2. Gettysburg, PA
3. Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
4. State College, PA
5. Wausau, WI
6. Glens Falls, NY
7. Provo-Orem, UT
8. Appleton, WI
9. The Villages, FL
10. Harrisonburg, VA
11. Eau Claire, WI
12. La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
13. Watertown-Fort Drum, NY
14. Rochester, MN
15. Sheboygan, WI
16. Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
17. Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
18. Kingston, NY
19. Idaho Falls, ID
20. Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA
21. Lynchburg, VA
22. Lancaster, PA
23. Dubuque, IA
24. Fond du Lac, WI
25. Johnstown, PA
26. Owensboro, KY
27. Lebanon, PA
28. Ames, IA
29. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
30. Manhattan, KS
31. Portland-South Portland, ME
32. Bangor, ME
33. Corvallis, OR
34. Bowling Green, KY
35. Gainesville, GA
36. Charlottesville, VA
37. Winchester, VA-WV
38. Altoona, PA
39. Green Bay, WI
40. Williamsport, PA
41. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
42. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
43. Boise City, ID
44. Elmira, NY
45. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
46. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
47. York-Hanover, PA
48. Carson City, NV
49. St. Cloud, MN
50. Lewiston-Auburn, ME

United States 50 Most Dangerous metropolitan areas
1. Hammond, LA
2. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
3. Jackson, TN
4. Alexandria, LA
5. Odessa, TX
6. Anchorage, AK
7. Pueblo, CO
8. Albuquerque, NM
9. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
10. Springfield, IL
11. Lawton, OK
12. Albany, GA
13. Stockton-Lodi, CA
14. Fairbanks, AK
15. Lake Charles, LA
16. Lubbock, TX
17. Monroe, LA
18. Mobile, AL
19. Sumter, SC
20. Flint, MI
21. Rockford, IL
22. Gadsden, AL
23. Hot Springs, AR
24. Springfield, MO
25. Wichita, KS
26. Fayetteville, NC
27. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
28. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
29. Redding, CA
30. Saginaw, MI
31. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
32. Bakersfield, CA
33. Texarkana, TX-AR
34. Corpus Christi, TX
35. Columbia, SC
36. Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA
37. Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
38. Florence, SC
39. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
40. Madera, CA
41. Tallahassee, FL
42. Tucson, AZ
43. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
44. Modesto, CA
45. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
46. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
47. Columbus, GA-AL
48. Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL
49. Panama City, FL
50. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
Thank you. this give the true picture of how safe or dangerous an area is to live. What good is it to live in a small suburb that is safe, if you can not venture out of it without risking your safety?

I am surprised by some of the metros on the least safe list. Being from Michigan, I really thought that Flint and Saginaw would have been higher on the "Most Dangerous" list. Also, I did not know that Tallahassee, Tucson, and Spokane were so bad.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:58 PM
 
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Thank you. this give the true picture of how safe or dangerous an area is to live. What good is it to live in a small suburb that is safe, if you can not venture out of it without risking your safety?

I am surprised by some of the metros on the least safe list. Being from Michigan, I really thought that Flint and Saginaw would have been higher on the "Most Dangerous" list. Also, I did not know that Tallahassee, Tucson, and Spokane were so bad.
Actual it does not. Everything I find from MQ appears years old and they used weird methods.

Go to the the FBI statistics which you can get in a form you can slice anyway you like.

Stay away from this BS.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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This is good for a historic view of crime, but needs to be updated as 2012 is the most recent year: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:11 PM
 
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This is good for a historic view of crime, but needs to be updated as 2012 is the most recent year: Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
You have to learn how it works. The Feds publish the data but don't make access simple. You need to get to the data tables and download them. 2014 is not availble until September of this year. But 2013 is available at...

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr...aw-enforcement
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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I see MO has 3 cities in the top 15.
Oh woe is MO.
I seen enough, I don't need to see no mo.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:49 AM
 
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Crime stats are basically worthless and utilized by those who seemingly are afraid of their own shadows. Like many, I live in a "dangerous zip code" where probably 8.5 out of 10 major crimes occur within a couple square mile section a few miles from where I live, and there is pretty much zero interaction with the residents of that area within the neighborhoods surrounding mine or common places where we shop/go to restaurants/etc. In fact my "dangerous" zip code has the best schools in my metro area and are among the very best in the state, which is contrary to the perceived information one would pick up from crime stats and clearly a detriment if choosing a place to live on that criteria alone.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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It is better to look at the overall crime stats of a metropolitan area.
I disagree. Metropolitan areas cover a lot of ground, and can include both highly dangerous inner-city slums as well as highly safe suburban estates. Heck, even within the same city, crime rates can vary wildly. Baltimore has gotten a lot of bad press lately (to be sure, not entirely unjustified), but the crime experience of the Roland Park neighborhood is vastly different than that of Sandtown-Winchester, even though they are only a couple of miles apart.
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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United States 50 Safest

36. Edmond, OK

United States 50 Most Dangerous
I have a friend who used to live in Edmond, and he often complained about what he saw as overzealous enforcement of even petty rules on the part of the police. Looks like it paid off!

As for most dangerous, notice that New York is not on the list. Given its "Death Wish" reputation from the 1970s, it's amazing to me how much safer this city has become.
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:25 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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I see MO has 3 cities in the top 15.
Oh woe is MO.
Missouri tends to rank towards the bottom when it comes to personal safety.

Morgan Quitno did a study on the states too. Here's how Missouri ranks.

Safest to least safe U.S. states
1. Vermont
2. Maine
3. Virginia
4. Idaho
5. Wyoming
6. New Hampshire
7. Kentucky
8. Connecticut
9. Minnesota
10. New Jersey
11. North Dakota
12. Iowa
13. Wisconsin
14. Rhode Island
15. South Dakota
16. Montana
17. West Virginia
18. Utah
19. Nebraska
20. Pennsylvania
21. Mississippi
22. Hawaii
23. Oregon
24. Colorado
25. New York
26. Ohio
27. Illinois
28. Massachusetts
29. Kansas
30. Indiana
31. North Carolina
32. Washington
33. California
34. Michigan
35. Georgia
36. Texas
37. Maryland
38. Missouri
39. Arizona
40. Alabama
41. Oklahoma
42. Florida
43. Delaware
44. Arkansas
45. South Carolina
46. Louisiana
47. Nevada
48. Tennessee
49. Alaska
50. New Mexico
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Old 06-12-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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Originally Posted by caliguy92832 View Post
Missouri tends to rank towards the bottom when it comes to personal safety.

Morgan Quitno did a study on the states too. Here's how Missouri ranks.

Safest to least safe U.S. states
1. Vermont
2. Maine
3. Virginia
4. Idaho
5. Wyoming
6. New Hampshire
7. Kentucky
8. Connecticut
9. Minnesota
10. New Jersey
11. North Dakota
12. Iowa
13. Wisconsin
14. Rhode Island
15. South Dakota
16. Montana
17. West Virginia
18. Utah
19. Nebraska
20. Pennsylvania
21. Mississippi
22. Hawaii
23. Oregon
24. Colorado
25. New York
26. Ohio
27. Illinois
28. Massachusetts
29. Kansas
30. Indiana
31. North Carolina
32. Washington
33. California
34. Michigan
35. Georgia
36. Texas
37. Maryland
38. Missouri
39. Arizona
40. Alabama
41. Oklahoma
42. Florida
43. Delaware
44. Arkansas
45. South Carolina
46. Louisiana
47. Nevada
48. Tennessee
49. Alaska
50. New Mexico
Simply more MQ BS. The methodology is absurd and the data old. Just check the FBI data,
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