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Old 06-29-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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Quebec City, with city population of 491,000, went through all of 2007 without a single murder, and only eight attempted murders, leading some to call this the "Quebec City miracle."

Which major US city would be most likely to pull off a similar feat?

Note that Quebec City is not a suburb; it is the central city of its metro area, and makes up about 68% of the total population of that area.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Haha, this is America...
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Des Moines metro has 550,000 people and went through either 2006 or 2007 without a murder.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Midwestern cities like Fargo, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Won't happen in any US city of QC's size. It's just not in us as Amercans to achive such a goal.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Des Moines metro has 550,000 people and went through either 2006 or 2007 without a murder.
You are thinking of '06 I believe but there was one murder.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Maybe not 0 murders, but San Diego with 1.35 million only had 41 in 2007... that's damn impressive... about half the national average. Around 3 homicides for every 100,000 people.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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I was impressed when downtown st.louis went 3 months to start 09 with 0 murders...
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I doubt any actually city in the US over 300k would be able to achieve that. It would be great if we could though.

As said, maybe Des Moines could, but the city is less than 1/2 the size of Quebec City.

Toledo, Ohio has a population of around 300k and only had 12 murders in 2007 I believe, that's about as good as you're gonna get for a city that large or any larger in the US. And Toledo normally averages around 28 per year so that was well below average.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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WOAH!

Nowhere in America!
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