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Old 04-28-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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http://money.aol.com/mortgage/safest-states-to-live-in

It was interesting to find the top twelve safest states to live in. My neighbor, No. Dak. came in at number one.

http://money.aol.com/special/dangerousstates06

If you check out this link, one of the states listed is Florida. It mentions City Data on it.
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:28 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I seen that article a few weeks back and wasn't surprized to see South Carolina listed as #6 on the most dangerous.
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Old 04-29-2007, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Missouri
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I am shocked to see South Carolina and Alaska on the most dangerous list. I haven't been to either state, but I would like to visit someday.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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Glad to see West Virginia #10 on the safest states. Not suprised to see AZ at #3 on the most dangerous, can't wait to move!
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Yes, I was surprised by a few of the stats on some states. If you check out different links in the article, it should lead you to the states with the most longegevity (spelling?), too. I believe that South Carolina has the shortest life expectancy.

It made me happy to see that my state ranked well and so did my neighboring states. I absolutely freeze here in the winter, but at least we're relatively safe.
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: IN
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Default Interesting

It seems like many of the safest states have very cold climates and low percentages of minorities.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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How depressing that Texas ranks #12 so it's in the top 25% of the most dangerous states. The south does not seem to fare well at all.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Yeah you got it half right. But last time I checked climates don't commit crimes. White areas, whether it is a neighborhood or a whole state are statistically safer. It's just so easily provable and observable it's funny that people continue to deny the connection.

I agree that climates don't commit crimes, but I've heard people say that in the beastly hot states such as Texas, crimes are higher. The heat apparently makes the crazies crazier. I know the heat makes me very uncomfortable and sometimes even angry because I dislike it so. Goofy, I know, but it really does.

Of course, Texas if filled with minorities as are most of the hottest states, so we can't compare the heat to crime due to that reason.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Yes, climates don't commit crimes.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:06 AM
 
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Isnt it weird that New Hampshire is the #4 most safest state yet it ranks #1 in Murders #1 in Robbery #6 in Motor Vehicle theft and #8 in Assault,, that must be some type of error
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