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Old 10-12-2010, 11:51 PM
 
Location: north philly
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Default why does everyone think north philly so terrible?

I mean I know it has its problems with drugs and shootings in the "badlands" but 4 real IMO most people in the community are nice and friendly to me.Also I think we are improving in crime if im not mistaken so we are getting better step by step.The media though still says how bad we are though really irritates me,we know north philly aint the best,but people in poverty basically best you can do in philly.Anyways wanted to ask people here do you think north philly or more specific the badlands neighborhood is as bad as people say it is? why or why not
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Phila. PA
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Not sure where the "badlands" area is. Is that the Kensington area? I think the crime statistics by police precinct are the best indicator of how safe or unsafe a particular area is. As I recall, most of the city's murders and violent crimes happen in West, Southwest and North Philly. So that would naturally draw more media attention.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: north philly
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Not sure where the "badlands" area is. Is that the Kensington area? I think the crime statistics by police precinct are the best indicator of how safe or unsafe a particular area is. As I recall, most of the city's murders and violent crimes happen in West, Southwest and North Philly. So that would naturally draw more media attention.
yea in the 19133 area
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Phila. PA
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Well, a quick look at crime statistics for 19133 showed 6 aggravated assaults with a handgun today, 10 yesterday, 7 the day before, etc. Compare with 19106 (a random center city zipcode) where the crime is minimal and mostly car break-ins.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: north philly
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Well, a quick look at crime statistics for 19133 showed 6 aggravated assaults with a handgun today, 10 yesterday, 7 the day before, etc. Compare with 19106 (a random center city zipcode) where the crime is minimal and mostly car break-ins.
ok well see your point and we have a bad rep (check youtube type in badlands philly) and I know we have a lot of crime,but i think we are trying to work on getting better an gentrification will hope come this way
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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North Philly is a .... So is Kensington.

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: north philly
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North Philly is a sh*t hole. So is Kensington.
as im sayin we are improving and Id rather live there than in suburbs where Ive met complete... there as people

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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as im sayin we are improving and Id rather live there than in suburbs where Ive met complete... there as people

wow, talk about skewed priorities.. There are no... in North Philly?

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Old 10-13-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Philly
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the badlands is around 5th and indiana, I believe. there are many bad parts of north philly but there are some decent areas even now...and I do think some parts of north philly are getting better, same goes for kensington.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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this is North Philly. You tell me why everyone 'thinks' its so terrible..

The Musings of an Urban Christian: Out of My Element in North Philly
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