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Old 07-17-2006, 12:31 PM
 
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Part of my daily activities are to read the charlotte observer on line and today there were several stories about crime in the area -

crime spree near no tyron
76 yo was raped in Myers Park
DMV was burglarized
Person found dead in nw charlotte

Is this normal down there or does it seem high to anyone?

Does the news have nothing else to report?
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:36 PM
 
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I have been reading it to. It seems that its like. One person shot. Girl rapped. But when you think about it NYC is just as bad. So is some parts of LI. I guess you just have to stay out of the bad neighboorhoods. When I was driving in charlotte. I ran into a bad part right outside the city. Im sure this is where most of the crime happens.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I don't think it's unusual considering Charlotte is a large city of around 600,000 with a population density of over 2,232 residents per square mile. Crime stories sell newspapers. That about says it all.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:11 PM
 
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Yes I do agree...that is why I really do not read the paper much here as it is usally bad news, only trying to keep abreast of what is going on there, sometimes too much info is dangerous.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:21 PM
 
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Its comparable to every city of that size. Take my state's capital for example, Columbus, OH. Same stuff, different location.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:52 PM
 
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That is probably average crime for any city the size of Charlotte. That sounds about the same as normal daily news in the Minneapolis Star Tribune paper before I left.

Part of the reason that many people choose to live in suburbs if they can afford to. Sometimes called "white flight".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_flight
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:36 PM
 
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At least they are not stealing cars in Charlotte -

Top Cities for Auto Theft in North Carolina

City Thefts per 100,000
1. Fayetteville 484.55
2. Wilmington 421.93
3. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill 381.75
4. Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point 350.94
5. Greenville 336.33
6. Asheville 319.08
7. Rocky Mount 286.66
8. Goldsboro 285.89
9. Jacksonville 233.45
10. Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir 228.46


PS - per Nnation Crime statistics bureu for ins - CA is the highest
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:53 PM
 
Location: NW Phoenix
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At least they are not stealing cars in Charlotte -

Top Cities for Auto Theft in North Carolina

City Thefts per 100,000
1. Fayetteville 484.55
2. Wilmington 421.93
3. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill 381.75
4. Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point 350.94
5. Greenville 336.33
6. Asheville 319.08
7. Rocky Mount 286.66
8. Goldsboro 285.89
9. Jacksonville 233.45
10. Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir 228.46


PS - per Nnation Crime statistics bureu for ins - CA is the highest

If Im not mistaken, I believe we here in AZ have the highest rate of car theft. Can you believe that? I swear every other day on the news they show these videos, where they put out "bait" cars and have hidden cameras in them. Within minutes after these thugs steel this car they are caught and it's so funny to see how they react. Serves 'em right!
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:54 PM
 
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If Im not mistaken, I believe we here in AZ have the highest rate of car theft. Can you believe that? I swear every other day on the news they show these videos, where they put out "bait" cars and have hidden cameras in them. Within minutes after these thugs steel this car they are caught and it's so funny to see how they react. Serves 'em right!
Nope, per this statisic CA is the highest
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:37 PM
 
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Nope, per this statisic CA is the highest

Ok, then we must be number 2?
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