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Old 12-09-2012, 02:44 PM
 
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I am a University of Nevada, Reno student and have been living in Reno for three years now. Statistically, the area around the university campus and the downtown area near the Peppermill and Atlantis casinos have the highest crime rates in the city. Has anyone else felt more threatened in these areas, or are there other places in Reno that seem more dangerous to you?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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I am a University of Nevada, Reno student and have been living in Reno for three years now. Statistically, the area around the university campus and the downtown area near the Peppermill and Atlantis casinos have the highest crime rates in the city. Has anyone else felt more threatened in these areas, or are there other places in Reno that seem more dangerous to you?
Source?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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I am a University of Nevada, Reno student and have been living in Reno for three years now. Statistically, the area around the university campus and the downtown area near the Peppermill and Atlantis casinos have the highest crime rates in the city. Has anyone else felt more threatened in these areas, or are there other places in Reno that seem more dangerous to you?
I don't care about your sources lol...those areas tend to have a little more crime but being a small city we are pretty lucky to not have a lot of bad crime-ridden areas. There is nowhere I wouldn't feel comfortable driving around, but if you need to walk anywhere at night, no matter the area, it's always best to go in pairs and get a gun and cc permit. Although they are not allowed on campus. I would not tell you to break the law, but if I were a student walking to my car at night, I'd be packing. I'd rather get a fine than raped or murdered.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Reno
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What is with these people? Sign up on a forum and the first post is just to bad mouth without any actual evidence or facts. Do neighboring chambers of commerce pay people to malign other areas or what???
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Nevada overall has a high crime rate, BUT if you look at Clark County vs. Washoe County you will see that it is Clark County (Las Vegas) that drives the crime rate. I think Reno is a very safe place to live. I've been here 14 years and the worst thing that has ever happened to me is that some punk kid drove by and shot out my car window with a pellet gun. I've accidentally left my handbag outside, fed ex packages are left on my porch and are never stolen, and I feel very safe walking in any part of town. Their are some sketchy people downtown and around 4th street, but they are more of a danger to themselves than to anyone else
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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The most dangerous places in Reno are around Wedekind, Neil Rd, Grove St, and Montello. The area around the Peppermill is bad as well as the west side of UNR. But this is all relatively speaking. A ten square block area of the Bronx or South Central LA would have more crime than all of Reno. I'd get a CCW or pepper spray.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Actually Reno has a higher crime rate than both Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.

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I have always felt that downtown Reno was a pretty scary area.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Actually Reno has a higher crime rate than both Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.

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I have always felt that downtown Reno was a pretty scary area.
I have to assume these ratings are per capita. So if we're equal in ratings of violent crime, but LA is 10 times bigger, then LA has 10 times more crime.
While you may feel uncomfortable in downtown Reno. I was in fear of my life in East LA when I pulled off I 5 in the mid eighties. Heck, there's areas in San Francisco, and Oakland that are really scary before 5am. I grew up in the East bay. I was at the LA Coliseum in the early nineties and it was pretty gnarly.
At least you don't smell urine at building entrances like SF and LA in the biggest little city.

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Murrieta California
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I have to assume these ratings are per capita. So if we're equal in ratings of violent crime, but LA is 10 times bigger, then LA has 10 times more crime.
While you may feel uncomfortable in downtown Reno. I was in fear of my life in East LA when I pulled off I 5 in the mid eighties. Heck, there's areas in San Francisco, and Oakland that are really scary before 5am. I grew up in the East bay. I was at the LA Coliseum in the early nineties and it was pretty gnarly.
At least you don't smell urine at building entrances like SF and LA in the biggest little city.
Usually crime rates are per 100,000 residents which is in effect it per capita. The crime rates are the only valid measure of how likely you will be affected by crime. FYI, The LA Coliseum is in one of the worst parts of LA.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Crime rate of recent has gone up in Carson and Reno. But this also has to do with recession and its not only this state. Its all over the USA. When there is a recession there is a spike in crime.
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