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Old 05-26-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Winter Park, FL
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Default According to FBI, Orlando NOT a top 25 most dangerous city

Saw this in the city-vs-city forum...

The Most Dangerous Cities In America

Top 25 Cities, Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 residents, 2010
1 Flint, MI 2,208
2 Detroit, MI 1,887
3 St Louis, MO 1,747
4 New Haven, CT 1,584
5 Memphis, TN 1,539
6 Oakland, CA 1,530
7 Little Rock,AR 1,522
8 Baltimore, MD 1,455
9 Rockford, IL 1,453
10 Stockton, CA 1,381
11 Buffalo, NY 1,357
12 Springfield, MA 1,354
13 Cleveland, OH 1,296
14 Hartford, CT 1,293
15 Washington, DC 1,241
16 Springfield, IL 1,237
17 Philadelphia. PA 1,189
18 Lowell, MA 1,156
19 Richmond, CA 1,134
20 St Petersburg, FL 1,132
21 Nashville, TN 1,128
22 Kansas City, MO 1,126
23 Miami, FL 1,108
24 Lansing, MI 1,101
25 Elizabeth, NJ 1,100
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Its great to see Orlando not on that list. Val and Jerry are doing something right Hopefully crime will continue to drop
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Saw this in the city-vs-city forum...

The Most Dangerous Cities In America

Top 25 Cities, Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 residents, 2010
1 Flint, MI 2,208
2 Detroit, MI 1,887
3 St Louis, MO 1,747
4 New Haven, CT 1,584
5 Memphis, TN 1,539
6 Oakland, CA 1,530
7 Little Rock,AR 1,522
8 Baltimore, MD 1,455
9 Rockford, IL 1,453
10 Stockton, CA 1,381
11 Buffalo, NY 1,357
12 Springfield, MA 1,354
13 Cleveland, OH 1,296
14 Hartford, CT 1,293
15 Washington, DC 1,241
16 Springfield, IL 1,237
17 Philadelphia. PA 1,189
18 Lowell, MA 1,156
19 Richmond, CA 1,134
20 St Petersburg, FL 1,132
21 Nashville, TN 1,128
22 Kansas City, MO 1,126
23 Miami, FL 1,108
24 Lansing, MI 1,101
25 Elizabeth, NJ 1,100

That's great Orlando which I love, is not on there.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Is it just the Murder rate that Orlando is in the top 10?

Maybe this is a case of Orlando city vs Orlando metro.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Winter Park, FL
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Is it just the Murder rate that Orlando is in the top 10?

Maybe this is a case of Orlando city vs Orlando metro.
I have never seen Orlando make a top murder rate list. It certainly has not been in 2009 or 2010.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I remember back in 2007 I believe that Orlando managed to get in the top 10 in murders per capita. I just remembered working in the city and being shocked. I also read in the Sentinel this year that the murder rate was back up for Orange County.

This US News and World Report list has Orlando as #3 in the most dangerous cities in terms of crime risk.

The 11 Most Dangerous Cities - US News and World Report
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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2007/8 were some of the worst years for homocide in Orange/Orlando. The murders that year topped over 130. The vast majority were drug related or domestic violence. Since than the rate has steadily decreased.

When looking at true crime statistics you have to consider that its based on population per capita (per 100K). Even though Orange county has well over 1 million residents I don't believe that's an accurate consideration of the actual number of people in Orange County at any given time. Even though this is a sprawling area, Orange county still is the center of most activity here. Taken the visitors, commuters and other people traveling into the county for various reasons (hospital, govt offices, etc) the true head count in Orange County is probably much higher than a million. The point I'm making is more people = more potential for crime. Take for instance the unfortunate murder suicide yesterday of the disgruntled patient who shot his doctor at FL hospital. It occurred in Orlando where FL hosp is located but I wouldn't consider it a random crime. Additionally the individuals involved were not from Orlando but came here for other purposes. Just a consideration.

Nevertheless, it doesn't change the fact that most crime is not random and generally confined to certain hot spots.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I remember at the time, a lot of pundits seem to think the increase in crime came from New Orleans and those displaced by Katrina. Not sure if that was actually true or not.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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I remember at the time, a lot of pundits seem to think the increase in crime came from New Orleans and those displaced by Katrina. Not sure if that was actually true or not.
That's was unfounded. Orlando received very few Katrina relocation. It had more to do with many hardened criminals who sentenced in the late 80's and early 90s hitting the streets again. There were alot of turf war, drug territory issues that fueled that era of murders.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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That's was unfounded. Orlando received very few Katrina relocation. It had more to do with many hardened criminals who sentenced in the late 80's and early 90s hitting the streets again. There were alot of turf war, drug territory issues that fueled that era of murders.
yeah, 2006-2008 were very violent years for orlando

I personally was never a victim of a crime in Orlando. Out here in LV, people have attempted to steal my car 5 times
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