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Old 11-04-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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The recent acid attack is not helping us. We have enough shootings already. Add to that our serious dangerous driving problem that led to a man running a red light in the bike lane and killing two small children crossing the road lately and you can see why Milwaukee is in the top 10.
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:49 AM
 
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I second this and to be honest, I think this information is for one year and not over a period of time. Lansing has some violent crime, but in the top 25? Maybe a year here and there, but not on a regular basis.
It's right in the middle of the state.....and less than an hour from all the major cities in Michigan. Not unusual to see people from other cities arrested for crimes in Lansing, but I am still surprised its as high as 21 Sometimes the way a city reports rape can make a difference in their violent crime rate. Homicides are something that is always going to show up as long as there is a body. However, whether a rape is reported or not varies. Some cities might also have a lower threshold on what is considered rape.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:26 AM
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Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Definitely some cities within the top 20 that are surprises to me: Albuquerque, Anchorage, Indianapolis, Wichita and Nashville.
Albuquerque has a lot of poverty. I haven't spent much time there but from a Street-Viewing, some areas in the southeast of the city look just awful. It's a geographically isolated city that hasn't spawned nationally known music artists and pop culture the way a Detroit or an Oakland or a Chicago has, so I guess its crime isn't as well known.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Albuquerque has a lot of poverty. I haven't spent much time there but from a Street-Viewing, some areas in the southeast of the city look just awful. It's a geographically isolated city that hasn't spawned nationally known music artists and pop culture the way a Detroit or an Oakland or a Chicago has, so I guess its crime isn't as well known.
Looks like Oakland is falling quite rapidly in this ranking. Im used to being in the Top 5.

I love living in this area but it still feels like the wild west sometimes lol
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Is any city on here NOT heavily black or Hispanic?
Tacoma is 12% Hispanic, 10% Black, and 60% White.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:27 PM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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Definitely some cities within the top 20 that are surprises to me: Albuquerque, Anchorage, Indianapolis, Wichita and Nashville.
How is Indianapolis surprising? Place always had a crime problem.
What's surprising is Newark not being on this list.
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Old 11-04-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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An element never factored into this is how many of the low-crime suburbs are within the city limits, which would have a dampenrg effect on the statistics. Baltimore and St. Louis have always suffered from this. The city stops where the crime does.

Also, political correctness prevents us from one more column: Racial Minority Rate. How dare anyone imply that that has anything to do with it. That, though, can be inferred from the Poverty Rate.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:30 AM
 
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Albuquerque has a lot of poverty. I haven't spent much time there but from a Street-Viewing, some areas in the southeast of the city look just awful. It's a geographically isolated city that hasn't spawned nationally known music artists and pop culture the way a Detroit or an Oakland or a Chicago has, so I guess its crime isn't as well known.
Indianapolis has become very violent in recent years. Many, I hear, blame it on Chicago and Detroit transplants.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:32 AM
 
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An element never factored into this is how many of the low-crime suburbs are within the city limits, which would have a dampenrg effect on the statistics. Baltimore and St. Louis have always suffered from this. The city stops where the crime does.

Also, political correctness prevents us from one more column: Racial Minority Rate. How dare anyone imply that that has anything to do with it. That, though, can be inferred from the Poverty Rate.
I don't think people mind noting the correlation between minorities and violence as long as you not the correlation between historical oppression and minorities.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:21 AM
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Location: Baltimore
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wow...no one from NJ
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