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Old 07-27-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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What are some good safe southern cities?

I've just been browsing some of the southern states and most of the cities all have very high murders, is there any city in the South that is the opposite? Im just curious.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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What are some good safe southern cities?

I've just been browsing some of the southern states and most of the cities all have very high murders, is there any city in the South that is the opposite? Im just curious.

I was reading the places rated almanac, and even the authors of the almanac stated that there is a strong correlation to heat and violent crimes..

There are three strong factors for violent crime:
1. Lower Economic conditions
2. Higher Heat
3. Lower Education rates
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Most cities in Texas and Kentucky are very safe.

From 2006 Metro Area Violent Crime Rates
VIOLENT CRIME RATE PER [SIZE=3]The rates are per 100,000 MSA residents. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. Source: 2006 Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=3][/SIZE]

Elizabethtown, KY M.S.A. 156.9300
Bowling Green, KY M.S.A. 351.3196
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN M.S.A. 404.2162
Lexington-Fayette, KY M.S.A.1 453.8132

Austin-Round Rock, TX M.S.A. 345.3201
San Antonio, TX M.S.A. 497.0111
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Virginia
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What are some good safe southern cities?

I've just been browsing some of the southern states and most of the cities all have very high murders, is there any city in the South that is the opposite? Im just curious.
Virginia Beach, VA
Raleigh, NC
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I forgot about Kentucky cities and Im surprised at Raleigh.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Charlotte NC wasn't it just named a safe city or best big city to live in or something like thati just saw it somewhere if i am wrong somone correct me
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Charlotte NC wasn't it just named a safe city or best big city to live in or something like thati just saw it somewhere if i am wrong somone correct me

Probably one of the best in the nation, and without a doubt whatsoever Charlotte is a great city, but it is not close to being the safest city..
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Probably one of the best in the nation, and without a doubt whatsoever Charlotte is a great city, but it is not close to being the safest city..
yea true maybe safest large city in NC or south something like that
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Houston!=D....atleast I felt safe there...
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:21 PM
 
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Probably one of the best in the nation, and without a doubt whatsoever Charlotte is a great city, but it is not close to being the safest city..

I haven't seen the numbers lately, but I do believe that over time, Charlotte has generally had a high murder rate. Raleigh, on the other hand, has quite a modest crime rate for a city over 300k.
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