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Old 11-24-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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i thought youngstown ohio would be on there...
Why? Youngstown's crime rate has been falling for the last couple years.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I live in Oakland and spend most of my time picking out window treatments, getting mani-pedis, checking out the art galleries and trying to decide which of that city's obscenely good restaurants Im going to dine at.

Anyway,
Crime is a serious issue, but what really bothers me about these crime rankings is that they paint broad brush strokes over entire cities and that really does nothing but perpetuate ignorance and fear.
Good point, but Camden fits the description. I don't believe there is a good section of the city, unless you count the aquarium at the waterfront.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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As a NJite, the selection of Camden for #1 is unfortunately quite accurate.

The aquarium would be a bigger draw if it wasn't...in Camden. The waterfront is decayed and overrated. Even the Campbell's soup folks got tired of being harassed, mugged, and targeted for crime, and left Camden.
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Two quick things... as said after previous year's rankings, the StL city gets slammed in this category due to that it does not include similar area & population base as other comparable cities. StL city and StL county are separate entities. Secondly, not to let facts get in the way of a good story , the comparing of crime rates in different cities is quite misleading if not bogus - as police departments and cities collect and report these stats in different manners. FBI even states how invalid it is to compare different cities. With that all said, yes, my home town StL city is terrible, I sadly will state, and does need to be in the upper rankings.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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1. Camden, NJ
2. St. Louis, MO
3. Oakland, CA
4. Detroit, MI
5. Flint, MI
6. New Orleans, LA
7. Birmingham, AL
8. Cleveland, OH
9. Jackson, MS
10. Memphis, TN
I noticed that none of the cities on this list have a White majority.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:49 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 9 days ago)
 
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I noticed that none of the cities on this list have a White majority.
I also notice they are among the poorest cities in the USA, many being affected by the industrial collapse in the USA. One of them is in the poorest state in the USA.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:56 AM
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Location: Oakland
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I noticed that none of the cities on this list have a White majority.
some of the safest big cities in the US also have no white majority, such as:

San Jose (32% white)
Honolulu (21% white)
El Paso (15% white)
New York (44% white)
San Diego (48% white)
San Antonio (29% white)
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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This list is often an apples to oranges comparison. You will get a dangerous area if all the bad parts of town in a larger area are within the political boundaries of one city or at least most of it. (St. Louis is set up this way) A city gets "safer" if the only thing they do is annex safer areas driving the average down. This ranking if anyone tries to use it should have a HUGE discaimer about it and many times not being representitive of the metro area as a whole.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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I noticed that none of the cities on this list have a White majority.
Only 1 city on the western half of the U.S.?

Possibly we could narrow this down to the actual perpetrators.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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some of the safest big cities in the US also have no white majority, such as:

San Jose (32% white)
Honolulu (21% white)
El Paso (15% white)
New York (44% white)
San Diego (48% white)
San Antonio (29% white)
Thanks for keeping them straight
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