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Old 10-08-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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Is it always this way?

A cab driver executed in La Jolla?

Two freeway shooters taking pot shots at drivers on the 163 and now on the 5 sending two to the hospitals?

And on and on?

I mean I did not know this coming from Alaska. So has it always been this way?
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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Is it always this way?

A cab driver executed in La Jolla?

Two freeway shooters taking pot shots at drivers on the 163 and now on the 5 sending two to the hospitals?

And on and on?

I mean I did not know this coming from Alaska. So has it always been this way?
LOL. Were you expecting seeing firemen rescue cats from trees on a daily basis in the news?

I am no social scientist, but the correlation between current social and economic events and this kind of news seem to add up to me. I dont see this as a strictly San Diego phenomenon either.
Go ahead and read news in other cities right now coming to grips with crime of this nature. Like the nut job shooting at the CA Quarry recently etc etc.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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It's a big city and random incidents do happen. But, generally speaking, San Diego (and especially North San Diego, north of the 8) is a safer place to live than Anchorage metro.

2010:

San Diego: population 1.3 million, 29 murders, 300 rapes
Anchorage metro: population 350 thousand, 13 murders, 343 rapes
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Take a deep breath and relax. The homicide rate in San Diego is among the LOWEST in the country for any big city.

Based on 2010 (the latest full year of data) San Diego's murder rate per 100,000 residents was a whopping 2.2 per 100,000.

By comparison, the murder rate per 100,000 residents in other U.S. and California cities:

St. Louis 40.5
Detroit 34.5
Wash, D.C. 21.9
Chicago 15.2
Houston 11.8
Dallas 11.3
Los Angeles 7.6
NYC 6.4
San Fran. 5.9
Anchorage 4.5
Portland 3.9
San Diego 2.2

United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Is it always this way?

A cab driver executed in La Jolla?

I mean I did not know this coming from Alaska. So has it always been this way?

One cab driver executed in La Jolla is nothing compared to the McDonald's massacre in 1984 in San Ysidro. An unemployed security guard walked into a McDonald's and KILLED 21 PEOPLE, INCLUDING 5 CHILDREN.

20 Years later, San Ysidro McDonald's massacre remembered

So arguably, we are getting "better" if the stories you mentioned are the ones making headlines today.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I grew up in san Diego, there has always been crime but san diego like other places across the country is diverse in many aspects, Hillcrest has its gay community, North park is old San Diego (consequently it is the place I went to school at when the PSA plane went down in 1978 and used our school as a makeshift morgue, there is Ocean beach (Home to fruits and nuts and surfers and burnouts) and La Jolla with its preppy affluency. As far as crime goes I think it goes with the territory, the economy and individual mindset....The bigger the city the more crime but statistically per capita I think the crime rate is low......
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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It's a big city and random incidents do happen. But, generally speaking, San Diego (and especially North San Diego, north of the 8) is a safer place to live than Anchorage metro.

2010:

San Diego: population 1.3 million, 29 murders, 300 rapes
Anchorage metro: population 350 thousand, 13 murders, 343 rapes
In Anchorage all of the homicides are homeless or gang. I think of one homicide similar to San Diego (or the other cities mentioned)
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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It's a big city and random incidents do happen. But, generally speaking, San Diego (and especially North San Diego, north of the 8) is a safer place to live than Anchorage metro.

2010:

San Diego: population 1.3 million, 29 murders, 300 rapes
Anchorage metro: population 350 thousand, 13 murders, 343 rapes
Numbers don't really convey it. It's the random(ness) here. Crimes against women in Native communities are traditionally problemattic. Perhaps I was kind of polyannish about SD. Just surprised....
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Santaluz - San Diego, CA
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Crime here isn't bad at all. In any major city you're going to have random acts of crime or violence. No way it will totally disappear. The odds of something happening to you here in San Diego are very small.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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We have never had freeway shootings in Alaska. Here in the last six months there have been two. That seems to exist apart from the stats.
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