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Old 06-09-2016, 06:26 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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And what is the source of your map?
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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You got to be kidding. Virginia is absolutely in the southeast.

If you want to believe Wikipedia as a valid resource:
"There is no official Census Bureau definition of the southeastern United States. However, the Association of American Geographers defines the southeastern United States as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia."
United States Department of Labor

"States included in the Southeast Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee."
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:33 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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Ok, so now you're taking the side of a federal gov't agency (gasp!) over a professional organization.

Geography aside, historically and culturally Virginia has always been southern. After all, Richmond was the capitol of the Confederacy.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:36 PM
 
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If it makes you feel better, you can have a moderator change the title to "ranked 2nd safest." It won't hurt my feelings, I promise.

Personally, I consider the "South" a larger group than the "Southeast." Typically, I break Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky into the "South" group in comparison to the "North." But when it comes to more discrete groups, like the "Southeast," "Mid-Atlantic" and "Northeast" I think Virginia belongs in "Mid-Atlantic."

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Old 06-09-2016, 09:06 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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And since Virginia has as its eastern border the Atlantic Ocean, it's not South and East?
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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in my view, the number of assaults, murders, etc per capita is misleading. A city with a smaller population will tend to have a higher per capita number and it flucuates a lot more. If a small city has a abnormally larger number of assaults on year, it is per capita number could be even hiigher than large cites like Baltimore and Fergonson and Detroit with a bad rep for crime. but yet the small city is obviously safer because there is less than 1 percent of criminals than bigger cties.

it makes sense to look at the number of crimes and criminals in a state. The higher the number of criminals, the more likely you will interact with them.

most the crime in the southeast is concerntated in certain areas usually close to the downtown area. it doesn't make much sense to look at it at a state level or even metro level, but instead look at specific areas
within metroes. if a middle class and well to do areas in a state are as safe as it gets, it doesn't matter if other areas are not, for those people.
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