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Old 01-27-2007, 07:23 PM
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What do you guys think about Los Angeles and New York regarding their crime rates?
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Old 01-27-2007, 09:20 PM
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I think that at about 400 in the crime index, Los Angeles has more crime than New York, but certainly not a lot for a city of almost 4 million.

I also think that LA's problem with gangs, specially in South Central-Watts, is HUGE and worrisome, but it is not an LA exclusive as it happens in all of Southern California.

I of course think that New York has less crime than rural Iowa (275 in the index), which is great because I live here and love it.

What I'm saying is nothing new, anyway. We're always going over it.

I also think we all spend way too much time discussing crime here and elsewhere, and that makes us paranoid and nervous.
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Old 01-29-2007, 01:04 AM
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC is safer because it has a LOT more cops than LA. NYC has about 35,000 officers on the police force and another 1,500 working for the Port Authority Police Department who look after all of the airports, bridges, tunnels, etc.

On the other hand LA only has 9,000 police officers.

Now while LA is certainly smaller than NYC, (4 mil as opposed to 8 mil in NYC) that number doesn't seem to justify the incredibly small police force they have over there.
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:17 PM
Location: Journey's End
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Just judging by the posts in the LA/California Forum, I'd say that people's perception is that LA is more crime riddled. Crime as an ongoing, persistent issue is not something that people concern themselves with generally in NY.

Are there crimes? Many? But I'd reckon NYC has fewer random crimes than many cities because it is so populated.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:22 PM
Location: Mattituck
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LA is far FAR worse crime and taffic. You need to get in a car to go anywhere. Mexicans slum everyplace, including bus stops whistling at teens going/coming home from to school, women to work.
(LA horrible sprawl city built backwards around the automoblile)
...and dont think the good neighborhoods are great also !

I lived 4 months up on Carmen Crest off Outpost (Hollywood Hill) I could not go for a 8PM walk at night without all neighbors guard dogs going nuts EVERY DAM HOUSE !. The city and rent-a-cops would come up shine lights and scold me. "where do you live, what are you doing walking, were getting calls!! "
The famous "New York Pizza" everyplace in LA was horrible, they mustuse tomato paste, battery acid and Polli-O cheese.
Should be some law like..5 year's in jail for attempted murder.

I had a kidney bean pool, cuzzi thing, great house with a wrap around wooden deck to look out at all the helicopters downtown at night but was never so miserable in my life !!

I was working the 1984 Olympic games (lighting)and stay the summer. What a waste of money !


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