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Old 07-17-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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kind of funny they mention city-data.com on their Florida profile.....
I thought so too.

Cool -- Sugar Land TX ranks #5 safest city.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Im not surprised to see South Carolina on the list, two cities there, Florence and North Charleston were at one time considered the small-city murder capitals of the country. I hope both towns can get their crime problems down.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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I live in California,
Well, there is your first mistake..

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and i'm not surprised that California has been dropping down from the rankings.
I'm shocked that California has dropped down. My guess is they don't include all the illegals doing crime in their stats.

For some odd reason, California is portrayed as "safe" in the mainstream media, yet as someone who moved from NYC, to California.. I can tell you its anything but safe. I felt safer in Harlem NY.

Now that I am in Nevada (rural area not Vegas) I feel the safest I have ever felt.. so I just toss most of these "stats" out the window.

Besides.. the #1 reason Nevada always gets rated as "Big scary dangerous" is mostly thanks to Clark County auto theft.
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Maryland fell a few places! YAY! haha just kidding we need to get our stuff together(and im talking to YOU, Baltimore and PG county)! Besides, we probably didn't get better, other states probably got worse

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Why is Tennessee on the list? Is Memphis states ruining the rest of the state?
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:07 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Swear to heaven that the people who write most of these best/worst lists throw darts at a map and just make stuff up about where ever the dart lands. Between AOL, Forbes and Money, I read their lists and just think "you have GOT to be kidding."
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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Why is Tennessee on the list? Is Memphis states ruining the rest of the state?
I love Memphis. But Memphis really does ruin the curve for just about everything in Tennessee.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I'm glad to hear that. I want to relocate to East Tennessee and that article shook me up a little. Especially coming from a state that is ranked one of the safest. lol
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I love Memphis. But Memphis really does ruin the curve for just about everything in Tennessee.
Same here! i love Baltimore (and the DC area). But Baltimore really does ruin the curve for just about everything in Maryland
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Gold Country CA
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Well, there is your first mistake..



I'm shocked that California has dropped down. My guess is they don't include all the illegals doing crime in their stats.

For some odd reason, California is portrayed as "safe" in the mainstream media, yet as someone who moved from NYC, to California.. I can tell you its anything but safe. I felt safer in Harlem NY.

Now that I am in Nevada (rural area not Vegas) I feel the safest I have ever felt.. so I just toss most of these "stats" out the window.

Besides.. the #1 reason Nevada always gets rated as "Big scary dangerous" is mostly thanks to Clark County auto theft.
How odd that a person who has an Hispanic obscenity for a user name would blame illegals for anything!

As far as Nevada goes, I've seen some pretty disturbing things in the 14 years I've been in the area, so the ranking comes as no surprise to me. Elevated auto theft? Maybe so, but where does that leave the #1 in Robbery, or #3 in Murder? Whitewash all you like, but CQ Press has been doing these surveys for years and has the facts to back them up.

God bless you for feeling "safe" and thinking you're immune to what has happened to others, may it continue that way for you. Keep hiding your head in the sand.... That way you'll be safe!
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