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Old 12-30-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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You can add Atlantic City to the list. That's one sketchy looking place. You can't really leave the boardwalk area at night.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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By looking at this thread, any place that has a substantial population is a bad and scary place. God, I can't even leave my east end Pittsburgh apartment at night because I will bet mugged, killed, or both.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: USA
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and the majority white towns are so friggen boring and most of the people are arrogant bast****.

hmm thats my perspective
diverse is vital for me
Diversity is dead. Its a crock and we self segregate in this country anyway. I'd rather be bored than dead. Anyway, I'm not bored. Guess its just your perspective. You sound a bit racist also. Nice.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: USA
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Duh detroit

Duh, not Northeast.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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damn just look at the NY Daily news crime section. Most of it is in the same areas.
New York Crime Headlines and Articles - NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/index.html - broken link)
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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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??
Pittsburgh, dangerous? I'm not sure I agree with that one. I mean any city can be dangerous in certain sections, but overall, Pittsburgh is a safe city. The same with New York City. Statistically, for its size, New York is safe.

My list would include:
Camden, NJ
Reading, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Philadelphia
Newark, NJ
Paterson, NJ
Baltimore
Washington, DC
Youngstown, OH (I'll consider it Northeastern since its right near the PA border)
Bridgeport, CT
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Scranton. Since the dawn of summer we've had a brutal triple homicide that claimed the life of one of my former friends, an elderly man who died after his throat was slit at random while walking in broad daylight on a downtown street, a home invasion in which an armed victim fought off his assailants with his own gun, muggings of university students, an M80 thrown through the window of a jewelry store, etc. 2008 has been Scranton's most violent year in quite some time.
Scranton is still Mayberry next to most cities. The problem is that we're so used to next to no crime, that a little outbreak of crime has people thinking this is Detroit or Camden or something. Not even close. Like a previous poster said, the fact that we here in Scranton can remember and name all of the individual violent crimes means that this is nowhere close to a dangerous city. I'm sure people in Camden couldn't remember all of the crimes that happened that day, nevermind the whole year.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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damn just look at the NY Daily news crime section. Most of it is in the same areas.
New York Crime Headlines and Articles - NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/index.html - broken link)
I think I read something that said that about 80% or so of the people in the NY State Department of Corrections as prisoners come from 7 neighbrohoods in NYC. I'll have to find out where I saw that.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:10 PM
 
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I think I read something that said that about 80% or so of the people in the NY State Department of Corrections as prisoners come from 7 neighbrohoods in NYC. I'll have to find out where I saw that.
This article says 75% and it is under the heading "Strange Math in the Census":Incarceration Nation The US is the World

and here:http://ucicorrections.seweb.uci.edu/....ppt#273,3,Why Reentry is Emerging as Key Topic Now
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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This article says 75% and it is under the heading "Strange Math in the Census":Incarceration Nation The US is the World

and how the prison system in turn brings big bucks to prison communities that wouldn't otherwise have such an economic base to build off of:New York News - Million-Dollar Blocks - page 1 - Village Voice
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