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Old 06-10-2016, 12:05 PM
 
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I am posting them here because several cities in the metro made the list. Some of the places they call "cities" I would call towns, but whatever.


It only lists 15 cities for Kansas, and 7 of those are in Johnson County and one in Leavenworth County. Leawood, Prairie Village, Lenexa, Shawnee, Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Lansing were in the top 15.


For Missouri it lists 50 cities. Raymore, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Harrisonville, Blue Springs, Gladstone and Belton were in the top 50.


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The Safest Cities in Missouri in 2016 | Free Public, Criminal, Arrest, Marriage, Divorce and Birth Records from BackgroundChecks.org
Thank you for posting this, it is good information for those seeking the safest areas.

 
Old 06-10-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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All the data does is show that a number of Kansas City's affluent suburbs happen to be among the safest municipalities in their respective states. It's a pretty huge logical leap from that, to claiming that the KC metro is safe, compared to other metros. That's a textbook way to botch statistics.

I personally think the KC metro is relatively safe, in general. And I'm not trying to put words in anyone's mouth. I'm just saying that this is not a good inference to draw from the original post in this thread.
Great. You figured out the point. Are we done now?

I am going to go out on a limb and say that Kansas and Missouri are probably among the safer states (St. Louis and Topeka may hurt their respective states, but still, they aren't that bad). This would put KC in a good position overall, so although the OP doesn't show that through the info provided, I am going to go ahead and make the leap.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Hays, Kansas
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Those cities seem like the anomalies on the list. You can't really call them bedroom communities and their house hold income is not higher than the Kansas average, Must be the "cowboy way" that keeps criminals in check.
All three are regional drug centers because of their strategic locations. Salina has some strong points in being the regional retail center, but if they didn't have those strong sales tax collections they'd be Topeka 2.0, or another Hutchinson.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh PA
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50 cities in Missouri. 17 in Kansas almost half in one county. That tells me more about Kansas than metro kc
 
Old 06-10-2016, 09:40 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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50 cities in Missouri. 17 in Kansas almost half in one county. That tells me more about Kansas than metro kc
It's really no big secret that Kansas is mostly a crappy state outside of Johnson County and parts of Leavenworth and Douglas Counties aka KC metro. I coulda told ya that without this list :P
 
Old 06-11-2016, 08:09 AM
 
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Great. You figured out the point. Are we done now?

I am going to go out on a limb and say that Kansas and Missouri are probably among the safer states (St. Louis and Topeka may hurt their respective states, but still, they aren't that bad). This would put KC in a good position overall, so although the OP doesn't show that through the info provided, I am going to go ahead and make the leap.
You're new here, right? Don't get snide.

And yes, you are going out on a limb, and making a leap. "St. Louis isn't that bad"? Compared to what? All we have from you is a list of assumptions strung together.
 
Old 06-11-2016, 10:35 AM
 
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It's really no big secret that Kansas is mostly a crappy state outside of Johnson County and parts of Leavenworth and Douglas Counties aka KC metro. I coulda told ya that without this list :P
I would argue that Kansas is mostly rural outside of KC and Wichita, which is crappy to some but fine for others.

I've read good things about Salina, for instance, and although I'm not a small town guy, it hardly seems crappy. If I were a small town guy, I'd probably consider Salina.

Agree though, these lists typically produce the same results, which are suburban areas with little diversity.
 
Old 06-11-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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I would argue that Kansas is mostly rural outside of KC and Wichita, which is crappy to some but fine for others.

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Same for Missouri, though. It has Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield and small towns like Kansas, but other than that it is mostly rural. Which is fine. Not everyone wants to live next to a bunch of other people. And I appreciate the wide open spaces and the scenic drives.
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