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Old 02-10-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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If you didn't basically get the point of the above thread, SA is pretty darn safe.

It's on par with Denver and actually had safer numbers than Fort Worth.

While the other cities on that least had much worse numbers.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:13 AM
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Location: San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio has more than 1.2 million people. There were 116 murders in 2008 (down from 127 in 2007). That equates to 1 in every 10,345 people. Here is a brief summary, by district, that breaks out the demographics.

2008 Murders In SA - San Antonio News Story - KSAT San Antonio (http://www.ksat.com/news/18383373/detail.html - broken link)

Of the 116, only 34 were by a stranger/unknown. That equates to 1 in every 35,294. IMO, Is this still too high? Yes. Does this make San Antonio an unsafe city? No. You have a better chance of getting killed by a drunk driver here. Also, property crime touches many more people here in San Antonio.

Map of SA districts:

http://www.recalldiane.com/AllCouncilDistricts.pdf
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Originally Posted by lemonfresh View Post
Here's the bottomline:

In 2007, per 100,000 people, the crime stacked up like this for these cities:

San Antonio:

For every 100,000 people there were:

9 Murders
186 Robberies
556 Violent crimes


Phoenix

For every 100,000 people there were:

14 Murders
321 Robberies
724 Violent crimes

Minneapolis

For every 100,000 people there were:

13 Murders
679 Robberies
1,503 Violent Crimes

San Francisco

14 Murders
514 Robberies
874 Violent crimes

Indianapolis

For every 100,000 people there were:

14 Murders
507 Robberies
1,234 Violent crimes

Fort Worth

For every 100,000 people there were:

9 Murders
247 Robberies
667 Violent crimes

Dallas

For every 100,000 people there were:

16 Murders
583 Robberies
1,069 Violent Crimes

Denver

For every 100,000 people there were:

8 Murders
182 Robberies
619 Violent crimes

Sacramento

For every 100,000 people there were:

10 Murders
436 Robberies
1,113 Violent crimes
Everyone has a right to their opinion, but when it comes down to proving a point on an issue facts will always have the upper hand! That is why the above posts by Steel Man and lemonfresh are more compelling than the comments based on opinion.

Personal experience applies to only one person, I am sure there are people here who have been the victim of multiple crimes; but overall the statistic prove that San Antonio is a safe city when compared to similar metropolises. Everything else is simply rhetoric...

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I like living here!
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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I see a lot of people talking about living inside and outside the 410 in reference to crime, so is it that crime is typically higher within the 410? I'm not saying that it is, im just looking for answer whether you believe it is or not.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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410 is a 50 mile loop.. assuming my math is correct and that 410 is a perfect circle (which it's not), that is an area that encompasses roughly 200 sq. miles. According to Wikipedia, SA is 412.1 sq miles. It's pretty hard to say half the city is too dangerous to live in.

Inside the loop are also safe communities like Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, and Terrell Hills that ALL have crime rates much lower than San Antonio.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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You are awesome majormadmax! Straight and to the point. Can't argue with that!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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I thought this was interesting. It seems San Antonio comes in the middle of the pack when compared to other Texas cities based on CD crime index.

Per 100,000

Houston
16 Murders
32 Rapes
529 Robberies
555 Assaults
Crime Index 631

San Antonio
9.3 Murders
48.2 Rapes
185.7 Robberies
313.2 Assaults
Crime Index 489.6

Dallas
16.1 Murders
41.2 Rapes
582.8 Robberies
428.9 Assaults
Crime Index 695.9

Austin
4.2 Murders
45.8 Rapes
203.3 Robberies
286.8 Assaults
Crime Index 467.1

Fort Worth
8.6 Murders
49.7 Rapes
241.5 Robberies
366.8 Assaults
Crime Index 477.9

El Paso
2.8 Murders
41.9 Rapes
76.6 Robberies
296.6 Assaults
Crime Index 279.5
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Nobody's a robber in San Antonio, I see.
Rapes are higher than other places though....
I knew I was right about the rapes.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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Nobody's a robber in San Antonio, I see.
Rapes are higher than other places though....
I knew I was right about the rapes.
I don't know what you're reading, but I see San Antonio as having 185.7 robberies and rape being slightly higher in Fort Worth with 49.7, while San Antonio has 48.2.

So much for being right about the rapes.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Look closely, Austin ,Houston, El Paso, and Dallas all have lower numbers in terms of rapes. And only El Paso has fewer robberies.
Now back to my party....
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