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Old 01-07-2009, 07:40 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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This list is based off of the 2007 FBI numbers which are listed on Wikipedia

United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In the 250,000 and up category, listed from safest to most dangerous

1. Virginia Beach 250
2. Honolulu 288
3. San Jose 402
4. El Paso
5. Mobile
6. San Diego
7. Colorado Springs
8. Austin
9. San Antonio
10. Raleigh 571
11. Omaha
12. New York
13. Bakersfield
14. Denver
15. Seattle
16. Fresno
17. Lexington
18. Fort Worth
19. Louisville
20. Portland 688
21. Los Angeles
22. Phoenix
23. Tucson
24. Corpus Cristi
25. Anchorage
26. Oklahoma City
27. Columbus
28. St Paul
29. San Francisco
30. Wichita 945
31. Charlotte
32. Albuquerque
33. Las Vegas
34. Jacksonville
35. Tampa
36. Dallas
37. Cincinnati
38. Pittsburgh
39. Sacramento
40. Houston 1,132
41. Boston
42. Tulsa
43. Toledo
44. Indy
45. Buffalo
46. Washington DC
47. Milwaukee
48. Cleveland
49. Philadelphia
50. Miami 1,492
51. Minneapolis
52. Nashville
53. Atlanta
54. Baltimore
55. Chicago
56. Oakland
57. Memphis 1,951
58. St Louis 2,198
59. Detroit 2,289

Statistics for KCMO were not available on this list

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Old 01-07-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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NYC 12th safest? WTG, NY!!
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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Another observation, most of the safest (not NYC) are relatively new cities. Not necessarily new since they were founded, but newly "big", often due to post -WWII annexations. I don't think VA Beach was even a city until the 60s (It was a largely rural and suburban county that incorporated itself into a city.) Look at the 10 with the most violent crime rate. Their city limits have remained constant for many many decades.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Another observation, most of the safest (not NYC) are relatively new cities. Not necessarily new since they were founded, but newly "big", often due to post -WWII annexations. I don't think VA Beach was even a city until the 60s (It was a largely rural and suburban county that incorporated itself into a city.) Look at the 10 with the most violent crime rate. Their city limits have remained constant for many many decades.
I noticed the same thing too. They are basically "tweeners" in terms of being a urban center and having a suburban type of character to them at the same time.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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Can you do the same for cities in the 100,000-250,000 range, 60,000-100,000 range and 40,000-60,000 range too, if possible?
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:24 AM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Can you do the same for cities in the 100,000-250,000 range, 60,000-100,000 range and 40,000-60,000 range too, if possible?
There are a lot more cities in that category so it would be a pain. You can click the Wikipedia link and that page also list for those sizes
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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OK were's Nawlins'- arent they dead last as far as safety?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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El Paso is surprising, considering its large population of illegal aliens.

I also hear Los Angelese is also experiencing a drop in crime. So much for all the hysteria surrounding illegals, and how they were going to turn these cities into crime-ridden cesspools.
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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El Paso is surprising, considering its large population of illegal aliens.

I also hear Los Angelese is also experiencing a drop in crime. So much for all the hysteria surrounding illegals, and how they were going to turn these cities into crime-ridden cesspools.
I hope you are not trying to say that illegal immigration is not a huge problem in America though....
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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I hear that in Detroit the Hispanic along with the illegal community is the only area that is thriving and doing fine. As opposed to the rest of Detroit which is still a crime ridden, drug overdosed area.
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