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Old 04-26-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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dude im not a huge rocky mount fan either but come on
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Unfortunately, it's been my experience that Rocky Mount has indeed become an extremely dangerous city. The most? Not sure as I don't have the facts to back that up but I do know I will not go anywhere near Rocky Mount any longer and I've felt that way for several years now.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia - the Cradle of Civilization
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Dangerous???

My family has been contemplating a move to the Rocky Mount (or perhaps Wilson) area for the last year or so, as an escape from the colder weather and higher crime rate of the Washington DC area. During that time, the crime reports and statistics we've been reading in the Rocky Mount Telegram, and also in the weekly e-bulletins we've been getting from the Rocky Mount Police Dept., have been minuscule compared to what we read about on a daily basis in the Washington Post and watched on our local TV stations for almost every urban or suburban neighborhood in or around our Nation's Capital!

Every urban area is going to have its share of crime. And I'm sure Rocky Mount is no exception. But much of the crime that seems to get reported extensively in the Rocky Mount media would barely rate a few paragraphs in the DC-area newspapers (or a 30-second mention on a DC-area TV news broadcast) -- unless there was some sort of bizarre twist that a crime reporter could use to spin a real news story, thereby making it more "interesting" to an otherwise jaded public vicariously feeding on fictionalized TV drama.

Think Rocky Mount is dangerous? Maybe you've been watching too much TV.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Dangerous???

My family has been contemplating a move to the Rocky Mount (or perhaps Wilson) area for the last year or so, as an escape from the colder weather and higher crime rate of the Washington DC area. During that time, the crime reports and statistics we've been reading in the Rocky Mount Telegram, and also in the weekly e-bulletins we've been getting from the Rocky Mount Police Dept., have been minuscule compared to what we read about on a daily basis in the Washington Post and watched on our local TV stations for almost every urban or suburban neighborhood in or around our Nation's Capital!

Every urban area is going to have its share of crime. And I'm sure Rocky Mount is no exception. But much of the crime that seems to get reported extensively in the Rocky Mount media would barely rate a few paragraphs in the DC-area newspapers (or a 30-second mention on a DC-area TV news broadcast) -- unless there was some sort of bizarre twist that a crime reporter could use to spin a real news story, thereby making it more "interesting" to an otherwise jaded public vicariously feeding on fictionalized TV drama.

Think Rocky Mount is dangerous? Maybe you've been watching too much TV.
rocky mount is hardly an urban area.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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Dangerous???

My family has been contemplating a move to the Rocky Mount (or perhaps Wilson) area for the last year or so, as an escape from the colder weather and higher crime rate of the Washington DC area. During that time, the crime reports and statistics we've been reading in the Rocky Mount Telegram, and also in the weekly e-bulletins we've been getting from the Rocky Mount Police Dept., have been minuscule compared to what we read about on a daily basis in the Washington Post and watched on our local TV stations for almost every urban or suburban neighborhood in or around our Nation's Capital!

Every urban area is going to have its share of crime. And I'm sure Rocky Mount is no exception. But much of the crime that seems to get reported extensively in the Rocky Mount media would barely rate a few paragraphs in the DC-area newspapers (or a 30-second mention on a DC-area TV news broadcast) -- unless there was some sort of bizarre twist that a crime reporter could use to spin a real news story, thereby making it more "interesting" to an otherwise jaded public vicariously feeding on fictionalized TV drama.

Think Rocky Mount is dangerous? Maybe you've been watching too much TV.
How can you compare DC (metro 5.58 million) to Rocky Mount (metro 145,596)? You can't. But if you want to move there, more power to ya.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia - the Cradle of Civilization
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rocky mount is hardly an urban area.
Although it's definitely not a "major" city, and it's obviously smaller than most "major" cities, Rocky Mount is still defined as a city ... hence, RM and its suburbs would be defined as an "urban area" by most of those concerned with such things.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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good luck if you move there. Honestly you mentioned Wilson, which is about 20 minutes down the road. I would look there if you are set on the area. RM and maybe a couple of other places are on my list of no way to live there. Grew up in eastern NC, moved away and have lived in some big Cities (Atlanta, Oklahoma City etc.) and percentage wise based on population Rocky Mount has become much worse.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:56 AM
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http://www.city-data.com/city/Rocky-...-Carolina.html
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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I'd be more scared of Fayetteville or Durham.
Hope Valley area of Durham is very nice and very safe!
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Dangerous???

My family has been contemplating a move to the Rocky Mount (or perhaps Wilson) area for the last year or so, as an escape from the colder weather and higher crime rate of the Washington DC area. During that time, the crime reports and statistics we've been reading in the Rocky Mount Telegram, and also in the weekly e-bulletins we've been getting from the Rocky Mount Police Dept., have been minuscule compared to what we read about on a daily basis in the Washington Post and watched on our local TV stations for almost every urban or suburban neighborhood in or around our Nation's Capital!

Every urban area is going to have its share of crime. And I'm sure Rocky Mount is no exception. But much of the crime that seems to get reported extensively in the Rocky Mount media would barely rate a few paragraphs in the DC-area newspapers (or a 30-second mention on a DC-area TV news broadcast) -- unless there was some sort of bizarre twist that a crime reporter could use to spin a real news story, thereby making it more "interesting" to an otherwise jaded public vicariously feeding on fictionalized TV drama.

Think Rocky Mount is dangerous? Maybe you've been watching too much TV.
I agree with you, I lived in Silver Spring for a few years, and Rocky Mount seems to be nothing to that, nothing.
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