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Old 12-29-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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hartford, new haven, and bridgeport ct
bronx, brooklyn, queens, NYC, ny
philly, pittsburgh, pa
newark, camden, nj
baltimore, md
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Umm, I think you can probably leave out New Haven, Queens, and Brooklyn. Sure, there are pockets that are bad, but considering the size of the Queens and Kings county, the crime is actually fairly low.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:47 PM
 
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This summer three young males, including one of my high school classmates, were beaten to death in their home. Recently an elderly man died after having his throat slit at random in broad daylight for no apparent reason while walking along a busy downtown street near his apartment complex. This morning a woman was attacked at random by a man riding a bicycle. Two young males were roughed up when inner-city gang members stormed into their home with guns blaring until a third resident stormed down the hallway with a gun of his own, scaring off the intruders. My theology professor's home was broken into. His neighbor had property stolen. An M80 was thrown through the window of a jewelry store. I can continue for quite some time. 2008 has been an incredibly VIOLENT year for our city after many years of being one of the safest cities of our size in the nation. I don't know if it's our national recession causing this, our influx of New Yorkers, or what, but this recent spate of random violent crimes has residents here on edge.
Well, the fact that you can actually list the violent crimes and actually paid attention to them illustrates that Scranton isn't even close to being one of the most dangerous areas in the Northeast. In the truly dangerous cities the truly appalling crimes are too numerous to annotate in this manner.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Duh detroit
Since when is Detroit in the Northeast?
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Umm, I think you can probably leave out New Haven, Queens, and Brooklyn. Sure, there are pockets that are bad, but considering the size of the Queens and Kings county, the crime is actually fairly low.
Seriously. New York is now one of the safest (if not THE safest) large cities in the United States. If you had told me this would happen in the late 1980s, I would have never believed you.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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^New York has and always will have a bad rap with outsiders. I know it's a city of over 8,000,000 and bad things will happen, but it's not a very unsafe city. Baltimore scares me at times as do parts of DC. I've heard horror stories about Camden NJ, but never witnessed first hand.

Hartford CT is, unfortunately a city that's in a downward spiral. I wish it weren't, but it's a tough town.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default 9/11 changed a lot of things

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Seriously. New York is now one of the safest (if not THE safest) large cities in the United States. If you had told me this would happen in the late 1980s, I would have never believed you.
this is one of them.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Well, the fact that you can actually list the violent crimes and actually paid attention to them illustrates that Scranton isn't even close to being one of the most dangerous areas in the Northeast. In the truly dangerous cities the truly appalling crimes are too numerous to annotate in this manner.
Very good point. While some of those sound crazy, like you said, the fact the poster can list them is telling indeed.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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this is one of them.
The numbers say New York is safer than many, if not most, major cities. NYC's violent crime rate is 7.3 per 1,000 people. To put it in perspective, LA's is 12.7 per 100,000, Albany NY's is 12.3 per 100,000, San Francisco's is 7.4 per 100k, Houston is 11.8 per 100k and Camden NJ's is 24 per 100,000 people.

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Old 12-29-2008, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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I would choose

From worst to least...
Camden, NJ
Baltimore, MD
Irvington, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Newark, NJ
New York City, NY
Pittsburgh, PA

what do you guys think??
You left out Buffalo, Rochester, Hartford, Boston, Providence, Bridgeport, Jersey City, Trenton, DC, Atlantic City, Newburgh, and New Haven.
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