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View Poll Results: What is the most dangerous city in the United States?
Los Angeles 4 4.55%
Las Vegas 3 3.41%
San Diego 0 0%
Chicago 4 4.55%
New York City 8 9.09%
St. Louis 5 5.68%
Detroit 48 54.55%
Miami 3 3.41%
Atlanta 0 0%
Minneapolis 0 0%
Cleveland 2 2.27%
Houston 2 2.27%
Dallas 1 1.14%
Memphis 4 4.55%
Washington D.C. 4 4.55%
Denver 0 0%
Voters: 88. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I find topics that talk about "safe", "dangerous", "murder", and which area has the nicest people to be really really stupid. It's all very meaningless.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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In your opinion what is the most dangerous city in the United States?

In my opinion, I think that LA is the most dangerous, followed by Vegas and Detroit...

What do you think?
Considering your time here, you should know the answers to this.

LA is a rose garden compared to Philly, Detroit, or Newark. Brooklyn North makes Compton look like paradise. Yes, Brooklyn North... The area of Brooklyn that has seen a 64% increase in crime over the past two years. Believe me, if I was poor, I'd rather live in a Compton bungalow with a yard than live in a Brooklyn tenement using the same living room as 2 other families and having to walk down a hallway filled with urine, graffiti, druggies, and gang members taunting everybody that walks by. Same goes for Philly, Detrot, and Newark... Dense cities are always more intimidating from the skyline to the streets.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I find topics that talk about "safe", "dangerous", "murder", and which area has the nicest people to be really really stupid. It's all very meaningless.
It's not meaningless. This is the perfect site to do this on... Many people come here looking for information on neighborhoods and people native to an area. This is an expression of views and what you experience. I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into before I make a choice to move somewhere.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Anyone on this site has to be smart enough to know that if they're moving to NYC, they should not even consider moving into the poorer sections of the Bronx. And they have to know that crime in certain sections of the Bronx is worse than in Yonkers. And that you can not assume that since crime in the Bronx is so high that all of NYC is also bad. It's a bad generalization. And this is certainly true for St. Louis. Especially since it's winning the poll (yea!!)
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Even though Detroit is bad, I am suprised to see no Philadelphia on here. Philly has one of the highest murder rates in the country, I actually think it is the highest.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Philly has one of the highest murder rates in the country, I actually think it is the highest.
And I think you are incorrect. ^^

Some quick research would be nice.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I wonder where the crime takes place in Detroit. I've walked all over downtown and never felt unsafe. I'm guessing it's in the far out neigborhoods, that are decayed, and I think most of the violence probably happens between people that are dealing drugs, etc. So for the average person visiting, there's no need to panic.
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Poor Detroit. I actually feel bad for that city. It could be so much better but...when you've got the unions basically putting a giant noose over your economy....what do you expect? When the politicians finally grow a pair and stand up to the unions, Michigan will come back. And it's a great American state....I really hope it does get back on its feet soon!

And New Orleans? That city is just worthless.....
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:18 AM
 
Location: NorCal by way of L.A. and Atlanta
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I could name a few:

Detroit
L.A.
Chicago
Memphis
Atlanta
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