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Old 05-09-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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I find that hard to believe if not impossible. You can live outside Durham in the RTP and have access to the same healthcare, restaurants, shopping with probably better schools and less crime. I'll bet Duke wishes that they had spent some money in the 1970's so Durham outside West Campus would not look like a slum.
Hard for me to believe also...
Durham has the second highest crime rate in NC.
School rankings aren't great.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Baltimore MD
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Durham has the second highest crime rate in NC.


Looks like it falls at 87th highest. But okay.

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Also, this thread is 4 years old...
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Looks like it falls at 87th highest. But okay.

North Carolina Crime Index City Rank

Also, this thread is 4 years old...
"Alternative Facts".
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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"Alternative Facts".
Not sure if what I read was was wrong, measuring differently , or old.


Here is the source.


http://abc11.com/news/durham-co-rank...-2015/1684207/
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Not sure if what I read was was wrong, measuring differently , or old.


Here is the source.


Durham County ranked 2nd in violent crime in North Carolina in 2015 | abc11.com
Your article is measuring violent crime - rape, assault, murder while the link Atony posted is overall crime which includes violent as well as non-violent - thefts, larceny, etc.

Your article is comparing counties while Atony's is reporting cities/towns/areas.

Your article is citing statistics from 2015. Atony's is from 2014.

So, based on your article, In 2015 Durham County had the second highest violent crime rate out of 100 counties in North Carolina.

According to Atony's link, the Durham area had the 87th highest crime index out of 302 areas in NC in 2014.

So yes, they are different measurements at different times comparing different entities.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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Your article is measuring violent crime - rape, assault, murder while the link Atony posted is overall crime which includes violent as well as non-violent - thefts, larceny, etc.

Your article is comparing counties while Atony's is reporting cities/towns/areas.

Your article is citing statistics from 2015. Atony's is from 2014.

So, based on your article, In 2015 Durham County had the second highest violent crime rate out of 100 counties in North Carolina.

According to Atony's link, the Durham area had the 87th highest crime index out of 302 areas in NC in 2014.

So yes, they are different measurements at different times comparing different entities.

Good points about the differences in the stats.

Personally I am more concerned with violent crime rates when deciding where to live or visit.

Seems Durham is one of the Top 100 Places in the US to live and visit if you don't mind
the high violent crime statistics.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Seems Durham is one of the Top 100 Places in the US to live and visit if you don't mind
the high violent crime statistics.
The crime statistics, as are in most cities - largely localized to specific neighborhoods or areas and are not consistent across the City.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Durham real estate is pricey now even in the historically high violent crime areas (notoriously east Durham). Many new builds and full renovations in that area going for $300,000+ now. Quite amazing. People want to live and be in Durham. It is without question the best town in the Triangle, and people are now realizing that from everywhere.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore MD
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The crime statistics, as are in most cities - largely localized to specific neighborhoods or areas and are not consistent across the City.
This is especially true when you are only looking at violent crime, which is largely gang related and very focused.
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Old 05-10-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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The crime statistics, as are in most cities - largely localized to specific neighborhoods or areas and are not consistent across the City.
I am not trying to be negative about Durham. I grew up there and love my hometown.
But the overall crime index is 6 out of 100. 100 is the safest.
Those are the facts.


https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/nc/durham/crime
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