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Old 04-13-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I'm guessing most/all of those violent crimes happen in the hood. Not in the Rockwellian suburbs of St. Louis. It's the same in Chicago. Stay out of the hood and you'll avoid the crime.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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I'm guessing most/all of those violent crimes happen in the hood. Not in the Rockwellian suburbs of St. Louis. It's the same in Chicago. Stay out of the hood and you'll avoid the crime.
Right. And I'm sure OP isn't planning to move to Compton or South Central
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:07 PM
 
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Like I said earlier in this thread, St Louis is 100% more dangerous than LA.

St Louis #4 ranked in country for violent crimes with 1678.73 per 100k residents. Los Angeles has 490.71 per 100k in 2015. St Louis #1 murder rate for big cities

FBI’s Violent Crime Statistics For Every City In America CBS Chicago
A lot of that has to do with the fact that the crime in STL is ALL concentrated within the city.

There are places in LA like Westwood, Holmby Hills, or Pacific Palisades in LA that are bastions of the wealthy but are still part of LA proper. There is NOTHING like that in the city limits of STL.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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There are places in LA....that are bastions of the wealthy but are still part of LA proper. There is NOTHING like that in the city limits of STL.
There are some VERY nice areas of St Louis.

"...it may come as a surprise to those less familiar with St. Louis' west side that River City is also home to three of the richest suburbs in the country, according to a Business Insider study: Town & Country, Ladue and Frontenac."
Wealthiest Suburbs In America - Business Insider
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:34 PM
 
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There are some VERY nice areas of St Louis.

"...it may come as a surprise to those less familiar with St. Louis' west side that River City is also home to three of the richest suburbs in the country, according to a Business Insider study: Town & Country, Ladue and Frontenac."
Wealthiest Suburbs In America - Business Insider
... Those suburbs are not within St. Louis City limits

If anything that article supports my point because you'll notice there are no LA suburbs on that list. LA money is not nearly as concentrated as other cities. Neither is the crime which dilutes it to much more reasonable levels.
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Right. And I'm sure OP isn't planning to move to Compton or South Central
That may be true for murders but not crime in general. I don't think you can generalize all of LA county and say that it's as crime free as the St. Louis suburbs. Not that I think it's something to worry about. The OP mentioned safety as one of their main concerns and LA is going to be a different animal compared to where they are coming from.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:43 PM
 
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That may be true for murders but not crime in general. I don't think you can generalize all of LA county and say that it's as crime free as the St. Louis suburbs. Not that I think it's something to worry about. The OP mentioned safety as one of their main concerns and LA is going to be a different animal compared to where they are coming from.
I live in Glendale and there is basically 0 crime. Burbank is the same way. I'm moving to Santa Clarita and no crime there. No crime in Simi Valley. I agree with what you're saying but there are many places that are considered parts of LA city, county or suburbs of LA that are as crime free as anywhere in the country
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:51 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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... Those suburbs are not within St. Louis City limits
"Ladue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in...."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladue,_Missouri
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Earth
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A lot of that has to do with the fact that the crime in STL is ALL concentrated within the city.
Ferguson, anyone?
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:10 PM
 
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"Ladue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in...."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladue,_Missouri

Uhhh are you aware of what a city is?

Ladue is a city. St Louis is a city. Ladue is not in St. Louis city. They are separate municipalities. What's so complicated about this?
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