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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Default Cities WITHOUT gangs

Are there any cities in the US larger than 75,000 that do not have gangs? After reading many parts of this forum over the last 6 months, I'm beginning to think that the thugs have infested most of urban America, at least in cities over about 75,000 and maybe even some smaller ones. Are there any smaller cities without gangs?
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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Heck, my town of 30k has a gang, well a gang want-a-be, but still, they cause problems. That was awhile ago, they are probably now formerly associated with a real gang by now.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I doubt it. Well, actually there are some upper class suburbs with over 75000. I'm sure there are some towns.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I don't think there are gangs in Irvine, CA (210,000). There are gangs nearby in the city of Santa Ana who can pass through Irvine, but Irvine is consistently rated one of the safest cities in America and the prices keep gangs out. If there were gangs, it must be a preety afluent gang with enough cash to have a 750k house. I am sure there are SOME places where there aren't gangs.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Newton, MA has like 80,000 people I think it's safe to say it doesn't have "gangs"- at least not any that deserve to be taken seriously. I'm sure there are other large wealthy suburbs but this is the best example I could think of for the Boston area.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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There are 65 thousand people in my city and there isn't a confirmed gang unit. But that's exceedingly rare. However there are a few loose youth "gangs" that might occasionally tag or commit car burglary. Otherwise, it's so quiet in this city that you forget you are in South Florida.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:09 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I dont think there is any town in New Mexico that has a population of 10,000 or more without a gang, I know of some smaller towns that have 2 or more gangs with less than 10,000 people in a town.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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You'd be hard pressed to find one. Even the safest cities have gangs.
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:15 AM
 
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Well the last stats I knew Des Moines, Iowa has over 550,000 people in the metro area and had 5 murders in a year.

That's pretty rare in the US
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Unread 05-25-2008, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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There might be a few cities without gangs.

But most will probably have them.
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