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Old 04-01-2016, 01:36 PM
 
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Memphis TN hands down, and maybe New Orleans. Back to Memphis TN, if you haven't lived in Shelby county then don't speak. That place is by far the most crime riddled county in the entire USA.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Memphis TN hands down, and maybe New Orleans. Back to Memphis TN, if you haven't lived in Shelby county then don't speak. That place is by far the most crime riddled county in the entire USA.
However, towns like Germantown and Collierville have a median household income > $100,000.

Do they have a lot of crime?
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Pittsburgh definitely. Look at the feature here. Look at 2015 or any other full year. Major sections of the city barely ever see homicides.

If you really want to see something shocking, look at all years, and black victims only.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Major metros in Florida have issues with widespread crime, especially the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-WPB and Orlando MSAs. This is probably due to the constant population changes and zoning in Florida. For example, here's the murder count of Miami-Dade county and the city of Miami in 2014.

City of Miami - 81 murders
Miami-Dade county - 251 murders

That's 170 murders outside of the city of Miami in Miami-Dade county.

I've heard Memphis and Baltimore have issues with spillover as well.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:45 PM
 
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There is no major U.S. city or metro with widespread crime. It's always isolated to certain areas.
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:59 PM
 
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Here's is a map of robberies, burglaries, thefts, and other crimes in affluent Howard County:
http://www.spotcrime.com/md/howard+county

I'm not trying to bash the Baltimore area. I'm fond of Baltimore, there's many things to love about Baltimore. It definitely deserves it's nickname of Charm City. The people are friendly and down to earth. The historical neighborhoods, the harbor and boats. It's history. The artists, the musicians and creativity. It's quirkiness and personality which many North American cities lack. It has an incredible amount of potential. I was looking at Baltimore and it's suburbs as an alternative to Northern Virginia and it's sterility, unfriendliness, lack of creativity. It reminds me of a big brother of Richmond, which I also like.

I didn't mean for this thread to get derailed, it isn't supposed to be about Baltimore.
You would find similar amounts of crime in many suburban counties, even those that aren't near a high-crime city like Baltimore. It's not that Howard County is more dangerous than most suburbs due to "spillover." It's just that nowhere is completely free from crime. Your whole thesis is wrong.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Western metropolitan areas have more widespread violent crime but it is not as intense as Midwestern and Northeastern metro areas. Midwestern and Northeastern areas have more small, really bad neighborhoods though.

Denver is in the middle of between isolated and widespread violent crime but the intensity is nothing compared to most other big cities. The worst areas in Denver are totally decent during the day and not even bad at night. There are more widespread hotspots in the city though.

Omaha violent crime is very concentrated to a small part of the city. 68110 and 68111 zip codes in North Omaha have homicide rates on the level of Detroit or Flint but a vast majority of the city is like Mayberry. It is very isolated in Omaha.

Salt Lake City crime is very isolated but isolated areas are very bad. Pioneer Park and 2nd south is like a skid row, Glendale and the suburb of West Valley City are terrible also. Most of the rest of Salt Lake County is like mayberry.

Phoenix does not have any areas like what you would see in Chicago, Detroit or Oakland but the moderate violent crime rates are spread out over a massive area. Many of the suburbs have huge areas of moderate violent crime rates also.

Las Vegas is spread out over a massive area of the metropolitan area. The violent crime is scattered all over three-quarters of the metro area. The worst neighborhoods aren't that bad but there aren't many safe areas either.

Albuquerque widespread, moderate violent crime over a large area but more concentrated then Phoenix or Las Vegas.

Columbus, Ohio is in the middle of the road. Its most violent areas are not as bad other midwestern cities but it has more widespread crime then most.

Louisville, Kentucky: Its has some isolated really violent neighborhoods but most of the city is relatively safe.

Kansas City and St. Louis high crime, spread out over a huge area.

Minneapolis spread out over a large area but not as intense as most midwestern cities in the worst areas.

San Diego has moderate violent crime in a small area of the city but the vast majority of the city has extremely low violent crime. Its one of the safest cities in America.
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