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Old 04-18-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Seeing as I live here and have had 5 murders happen within a 3 block radius of my home in the last 3 weeks...I am going vote Detroit as the most dangerous city in the Midwest. CNN has coined it the most dangerous city in the world.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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People, St Louis has NOTHING on Detroit! The only reason STL makes the most dangerous list is they only count a very small population. If they measured STL like every other city in the country, we wouldn't break the top 50 most dangerous! They only count an area of 350,000 people, in a metro of over three million. In that area of 350,000 is North STL, which is where the majority of the crime takes place. The central corridor and south side are for the most part vibrant, safe neighborhoods.
The city of St. Louis is measured just as any other city proper is, metro population is different.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Seeing as I live here and have had 5 murders happen within a 3 block radius of my home in the last 3 weeks...I am going vote Detroit as the most dangerous city in the Midwest. CNN has coined it the most dangerous city in the world.
I have never heard that one before, it isn't nearly as bad as some foreign countries, albeit for a US city it is BAD.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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The top three probably are St. Louis, Detroit, and Cleveland. Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Kansas City in some order are next. Indianapolis and Columbus are likely without a doubt the safest large cities in the Midwest.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The city of St. Louis is measured just as any other city proper is, metro population is different.
The thing is, a LOT of folks think that the whole STL metro area is like that, when in fact its the City of St Louis.....St Louis County is a whole different entity from the City, with much lower crime stats.
A lot of folks dont know that one little difference, and lump the 2 together.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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The thing is, a LOT of folks think that the whole STL metro area is like that, when in fact its the City of St Louis.....St Louis County is a whole different entity from the City, with much lower crime stats.
A lot of folks dont know that one little difference, and lump the 2 together.
Same thing with Cleveland and a lot of areas. The truth is that most of Cleveland suburbs are very safe. The dangerous areas are in the city of Cleveland, East Cleveland, Lorain, Elyria, several smaller eastside suburbs, Akron and Canton (which will now be part of the Cleveland metro). There's 100+ other cities/suburbs and communities in the Cleveland metro which are very safe.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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Another point, is that statistically speaking, you are in far more danger of becoming a fatal victim of an automobile accident in an auto-centric suburb than you are likely to be murdered by a stranger while walking through Detroit or Gary. Thus the true most dangerous city in the midwest is probably some tiny exurb nobody has ever heard of built with low density housing and many fast four lane roads.

Contrary to popular belief, exurbs more dangerous than cities

Chicagoland is that big autocentic suburb.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Minneapolis has come a long ways regarding murders, i moved there in 1985 from waterloo, iowa and i was like, you mean to tell me that little ol waterloo has more murders then minneapolis,althoug waterloo has since calmed down,however they will still put some hot ones in you,send you back to yo big city with tag on toe. tru story.
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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There are no dangerous cities. Only dangerous areas.
Generalizing never leads to the whole truth.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: MN
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Minneapolis has come a long ways regarding murders, i moved there in 1985 from waterloo, iowa and i was like, you mean to tell me that little ol waterloo has more murders then minneapolis,althoug waterloo has since calmed down,however they will still put some hot ones in you,send you back to yo big city with tag on toe. tru story.

According to the New York Times Minneapolis is "Murderapolis"

Meh, but MPLS has changed a lot since the 96 murders of 1996 or whatever it was.

Maybe because I am from there (area) but I never ever ever feel unsafe in MPLS, but that's just because I know where to go and where NOT to be.
Most inner city crime is thug on thug crime, neighborhood crime(break-ins are typically friends, family or neighbors), gang crime (gangs vs gangs) or stupidity crime (drunk 19 yr old U of M student walking alone in a sketchy neighborhood at 3 am)
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