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Old 01-19-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Concord, NH
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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i live in pensacola florida, we have gangs down here but not any bloods or crips like in los angelas we have local gangs like wedgewood boyz, linkin park, attucks court posse,STP,Ensley boyz,truman arms posse or TAP etc i grew up around the ensley area which means i was automatically considered a Ensley boy i jus didnt run with those guys in my area because i knew what they were doing the guys where jus shooting and fighting each other for no reason there are over 30 different local gangs in my county of escambia FL which is the most dangerous county in pensacola due to the gangs im not taking part in any of the drug and gang violence that goes on here jus today a man was killed over in the mayfair projects and 3 shootings last week a man was killed on haynes st thats were the haynes st gang operates so dont be another statistic stay away from gangs and drugs no matter were u live.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
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I'm not going to say it doesn't have any gangs, but Portland, OR (metro 2.8 million) has very little violent crime, and I never saw a gang living there (20 years). I live in Phoenix now (bleh), and thank god this place is gang-free as well!
Where were you when the Bloods and the Crips moved in from LA in the 80's? Just because you didn't see them didn't mean they weren't there. Can related killings, while not numerous have esclated this summer with new ones having been created. Most in Holiday Park.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Torrance, California
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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South Los Angeles, near the 110 and 105 freeways.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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Boise, Idaho (200,000+).

Nearby Caldwell and Nampa are different stories.....
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
New Orleans has a ton of crime and is often ranked in the top 10 in crime. It will have more then 1 gang.
Baton Rouge im not really sure about that.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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New Orleans has a ton of crime and is often ranked in the top 10 in crime. It will have more then 1 gang.
Baton Rouge im not really sure about that.
New Orleans has a lot of murders but for overall crime it does not rank close to the top 10. New Orleans actually does not really have gangs (or at least stereotypical/traditional gangs). There are small groups of like 5-10 people who for example grew up on the same block or are related to each other but that is about it. They are not well organized.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Reading PA
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You can be well assured, any town or city having a drug trade is gang infested. For sure! If there is one dominant gang your town will be relatively free of violent crime. If there are two or more competing gangs, violence escalates.

So if your town is drug free, you have no gangs. I don't think there is a drug free town or city of any size.
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