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View Poll Results: In your opinion is crime citywide up or down since 2005?
Up 89 47.85%
Down 97 52.15%
Voters: 186. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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Tell that to realtors lol.
LOL, yeah that's a whole different case.

 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: In the Hood, Brooklyn, NY
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I still don't think crime is going down. In the middle of the day, look what happens.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/07/03/2009-07-03_hero_in_crop_of_cops_hours_after_graduation_roo kie_makes_first_collar_in_midtown.html
(http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ODD_ROOKIE_ARREST?SITE=NYNYP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPL ATE=DEFAULT - broken link)
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: BROOKLYN ENY
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...dads_arms.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...fireworks.html

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Old 07-05-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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That's another reason why firecrackers are dangerous because on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th people completely disregard gun shots by mistaking them for firecrackers even if they live in a rough area. In my neighborhood they were both setting of firecrackers and shooting and it's hard to tell the difference and that leaves people not knowing whether to drop/run/duck and then check to see if somebody got hit or just look at the sky.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The 52 precinct is getting off to a bad start for the summer; not only have there been a spate of recent shootings, but I think Operation Impact is being dismantled here.

It's amazing that that precinct covers so many different areas as it is.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Some of you guys are far to frightened. Honestly, crime is LOW, especially compared to a decade ago. We're getting like half the crime that we had back then.

Regardless, this is a city that will ALWAYS get hundreds of murders a year. If these incidences are enough to scare you, especially these days when the crime is so low, then perhaps this isn't the city for you.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Medina (Brooklyn), NY
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Some of you guys are far to frightened. Honestly, crime is LOW, especially compared to a decade ago. We're getting like half the crime that we had back then.

Regardless, this is a city that will ALWAYS get hundreds of murders a year. If these incidences are enough to scare you, especially these days when the crime is so low, then perhaps this isn't the city for you.
LOL.

You make it sound like crime went from bad to being good and now the city is some kind of utopia (drinking the Bloomberg and Kelly kool aid much?).

There are still neighborhoods in NYC that rank among the WORST IN THE NATION (this was posted by someone a week or so ago). For example, St. Nicholas area of Harlem was #17 WORST in the country (WORSE than some parts of Chicago (the current murder capital), Detroit or Flint, Los Angeles, Miami, DC etc. We didn't even mention places in the Bronx or Brooklyn.

Listen, don't get caught up in the numbers game (stats). It's safe to say that not only NYC but in the entire nation as a whole crime has gone down compared to the 1980s and 90s. But just because crime went from being extremely bad to very bad shouldn't be looked at as some kind of accomplishment.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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A lot of crimes go unreported. Recently there were two assaults at a middle school in Glendale Queens, each of which sent a kid to the hospital. This was in what is regarded as a good school too. Stats can be deceiving. I witnessed a brawl outside the Queens Center Mall last week, it was never mentioned in the news and probably never reported. In Ridgewood and Glendale there are crimes that take place EVERY DAY and more than likely go unreported. In fairness though, I'm sure the same thing takes place in most big cities.
 
Old 07-06-2009, 12:13 PM
 
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For example, St. Nicholas area of Harlem was #17 WORST in the country (WORSE than some parts of Chicago (the current murder capital),
did you see the list chicago had 4 hoods in the top 4 and one was number two


btw cops in the bronx arent playing they shot some guy who pulled a gun on them in morissania and they shot a robber by the mcdonalds on the brucker by soundview
 
Old 07-06-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Too Far from Florida!
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a lot is when and where are you out. I know plenty of people that live in Corona no problems there but they are not out late at night and avoid bad areas, so again it depends.
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