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Old 05-01-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: WNY
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The FBI recently released crime statistics that the agency compiled from US cities with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...ate/ss-AAvSrRa
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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good job MSN, the fbi site that was sited literally states

Caution against ranking
Figures used in this Report were submitted voluntarily by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Individuals using these tabulations are cautioned against drawing conclusions by making direct comparisons between cities. Comparisons lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. It is important to remember that crime is a social problem and, therefore, a concern of the entire community. In addition, the efforts of law enforcement are limited to factors within its control. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual agencies. Further information on this topic can be obtained in Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics: Their Proper Use.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:34 AM
 
Location: NNV
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I'm not sure how you draw the conclusion that Reno is number 28 out of the top 40 from the link you provided. Did I miss something? If you could show me I would appreciate it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Hahahahaha

Wasn't criticizing, I didn't think it was that bad. Where i live is a higher ranking
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: WNY
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Vic: just click through the slideshow to see all the cities
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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I think the list is bogus. Click-bait article.

It lists one city per state, so perhaps show the city that has the most violence crime in the state. There is no way Reno has worse violence crime than Vegas.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: NNV
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Got it...I did click through the slideshow. It should be noted that many cities did not report for 2017.

This data is very poorly presented. I took one of the Excel sheets and tried to list those cities which had data in descending order from worst to best. Reno ended up in the upper 1/3 or so of those reported for 2016. Las Vegas was much higher for 2016 but had a substantial drop in 2017 (rate is just below Reno's), which is interesting. A lot of cities did not report. It is also not very good practice compare a full year's worth of data (2016) to just the first half of 2017. Certain areas may experience cyclical monthly trends.

The slideshow which shows "ranking" is very deceptive and of no use. There's a caution against ranking, yet that's EXACTLY what the slideshow does...
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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I have no comment on the list, due to the caveats that other posters point out, but living in Downtown Reno it feels like things have gotten worse the last year or so. There are more beggars on the streets, I can't walk two blocks without being asked for money (OK, not every single time, but definitely an increase). I myself was threatened with a knife by either a tweeker or mentally ill guy in broad daylight, fortunately he didn't carry through his threat. My building maintenance guys have told me of finding human feces in the small parking area of the building. I don't want Reno to become San Francisco!
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Old 05-03-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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living in Downtown Reno it feels like things have gotten worse the last year or so
I'm sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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In general, most types of crimes steady or declining. Murder and auto theft being the main growth areas.
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