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Old 01-31-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Interesting how the most dangerous states are sunbelt states (esp southern states). I guess it isn't all it's cracked up to be if you're looking for high crime. Go northeast
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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It's a trade off I guess. The southern states have much lower tax rates and cost of housing. The Northeast, New England especially, is unnaffordable for most of us. I would LOVE to move there, but don't think I'd make it economically. Obviously, an area where people are wealthy and that is costly to live in, is going to have a lower crime rate. I don't think they needed to spend a lot of money on research to find THAT out. But there aren't any more jobs available there for average workers in those places than there are down here.

I live in North Carolina, right near the South Carolina border, and get the South Carolina news from Greeneville every night. The crime IS pretty dismal. But you don't worry about it that much, you just go about your business and try to be smart about it. Much of the time, the crime is being committed by criminals against other criminals. Or someone has gotten themselves involved in a situation they shouldn't have gotten involved in.

Crime was EXTREMELY low in Montana; I never felt so personally safe anywhere I have lived. But, I was also bored out of my mind. It is just a little TOO secluded from the "real world" for me. I chose to move back where there are more choices, resources, and things going on near by, higher crime and all.
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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It's a trade off I guess. The southern states have much lower tax rates and cost of housing. The Northeast, New England especially, is unnaffordable for most of us. I would LOVE to move there, but don't think I'd make it economically. Obviously, an area where people are wealthy and that is costly to live in, is going to have a lower crime rate. I don't think they needed to spend a lot of money on research to find THAT out. But there aren't any more jobs available there for average workers in those places than there are down here.

I live in North Carolina, right near the South Carolina border, and get the South Carolina news from Greeneville every night. The crime IS pretty dismal. But you don't worry about it that much, you just go about your business and try to be smart about it. Much of the time, the crime is being committed by criminals against other criminals. Or someone has gotten themselves involved in a situation they shouldn't have gotten involved in.

Crime was EXTREMELY low in Montana; I never felt so personally safe anywhere I have lived. But, I was also bored out of my mind. It is just a little TOO secluded from the "real world" for me. I chose to move back where there are more choices, resources, and things going on near by, higher crime and all.
It depends on where you are moving to in the Northeast. There are some areas in the NE that are more affordable than many parts of the South or are about the same.
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