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Old 11-23-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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November 23rd, 2009

http://www.walletpop.com/insurance/d...ngerous-cities

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
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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oh good, camden's #1 again lol

that city just can't catch a break
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I don't think any of these are surprising, but I did expect to see Miami and Dallas on the list (maybe because I watch too much First 48 which always seems to take place in one city or the other).
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:18 AM
rah
 
Location: Oakland
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ahh another year, another silly CQ press/Morgan Quitno/Walletpop crime ranking. Their methodology is to add up crime rates for all categories, except for larceny-theft and arson.

So, technically there could be a city with 10,000 thefts, 500 arsons, and one murder, and another city with just ten thefts, 4 arsons, and two murders...and the second city would be considered the more "dangerous" one.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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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.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: East Cleveland
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i thought youngstown ohio would be on there...
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Doesn't suprise me, the same cities seem to be on that list year after year, just rotate around the number they're at.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Sad to see Oaktown back up there again. Looks like the good work of Jerry Brown and Elihu Harris has been reversed by Ron Dellums, who must be 100 years old by now, and has an extensive pedigree of unending Congressional corruption.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Sad to see Oaktown back up there again. Looks like the good work of Jerry Brown and Elihu Harris has been reversed by Ron Dellums, who must be 100 years old by now, and has an extensive pedigree of unending Congressional corruption.
This ranking is based on data from 2008. And Oakland being 3rd is questionable because a quick look at FBI stats actually shows that Oakland improved in 2008 over 2007. And 2009 has been the safest of the last 3 years so far.

Crime is down by about a third in Oakland so far this year.

I guess other cities have had bigger drops in crime.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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as much as I hate Saint Louis, I would not call it a dangerous city.

The criminal element owns one small section of the city where most of the crime occurs. The rest of the region is very safe.

St. Louis would be doing itself a favor by denexing those neighborhoods and building a wall around that section of the city until its fine residents learn to behave themselves and live by the rules of civil society.
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