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Old 04-22-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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^ yeah, that flare-up 15 years ago among those rival gangs REALLY gave Minneapolis a bad name as far as crime. Especially since before and after that - it's been one of the more safe cities in the country.

Last year it had a rate of 4.93/100,000 I believe. That's probably the lowest rate of any major city.

I think their average rate is around 10/100,000 for the past 10 years - which is still hardly among the top dangerous cities.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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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.
What are you talking about? Waterloo only averaged about 2-3 murders per year going back to 1985 (3.6/per 100k). Minneapolis is at about 55-56 per year going back to 1985 (15/per 100k).
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Minneapolis

47 - 2005

60 - 2006

47 - 2007

39 - 2008

19 - 2009

12 - 2010
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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Here are the latest statistics from CQ Press.

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2009...nkings2009.htm
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Minneapolis

47 - 2005

60 - 2006

47 - 2007

39 - 2008

19 - 2009

12 - 2010
all this is from out of staters
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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What are you talking about? Waterloo only averaged about 2-3 murders per year going back to 1985 (3.6/per 100k). Minneapolis is at about 55-56 per year going back to 1985 (15/per 100k).
I dont think this is correct,I lived in waterloo in 1993 and i know it had between 9-12 murders that year or it could of been 1992.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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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.
Here is the article:

The world's most dangerous cities? - CNN.com

Detroit is the 4th one in the photographs

New Orleans is also mentioned.

Though CNN states that these are not listed in no particular order, they are listed.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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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)
The most you can say is that it WAS "murderapolis". The NYT did coin that nickname after a spike in the murder rates. Forbes magazine recently listed Minneapolis as the safest city in the country. America's Safest Cities - Forbes.com

I've known people who wouldn't go to lunch in Uptown on a weekday, because they were afraid that they would get killed. Even at its worst, it wasn't really dangerous. If you weren't engaged in drug deals in the middle of the night, you were probably fine. People still use the term Murderapolis, but those people are pretty ignorant. Local news loves to hype up each crime well out of proportion. It makes good ratings, but is bad for putting things in perspective.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Here is the article:

The world's most dangerous cities? - CNN.com

Detroit is the 4th one in the photographs

New Orleans is also mentioned.

Though CNN states that these are not listed in no particular order, they are listed.
They added US cities because it's mainly read by US people. It's no where near the most dangerous in the world. I dare you to go to some Mexico cities with 1,000 + homicides, or Mogadishu, or Medellin, etc.. It's definitely dangerous, but not nearly close to world's most dangerous.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: MN
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The most you can say is that it WAS "murderapolis". The NYT did coin that nickname after a spike in the murder rates. Forbes magazine recently listed Minneapolis as the safest city in the country. America's Safest Cities - Forbes.com

I've known people who wouldn't go to lunch in Uptown on a weekday, because they were afraid that they would get killed. Even at its worst, it wasn't really dangerous. If you weren't engaged in drug deals in the middle of the night, you were probably fine. People still use the term Murderapolis, but those people are pretty ignorant. Local news loves to hype up each crime well out of proportion. It makes good ratings, but is bad for putting things in perspective.
It's kind of ironic as Minneapolis has already surpassed last year's homicide totals. Gang tensions and a drawn out recession will make people go crazy.
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