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Old 09-28-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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2nd place behind new orleans

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Old 09-28-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Just goes to show how these crime rankings do NOT reflect current times. Richmond's murder rate so far in 2010 is down over 50% from 2009.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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And Ive gotta say, the absence of Oakland from that highest tier of cities is a welcome change I hope becomes a new normal for a city that historically has always been near the top of these infamous stats. GO Oakland!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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Homicide numbers really count for very little, and only get attention in the media because they're spectacular stories that play to peoples' fears. In reality most homicides are targeted towards people the perps knew. It would be more meaningful if we detached gang on gang murders and put them in another category.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Richmond has always been a dump. Along with Oakland, and Vallejo, it's one of the most crime infested cities in the Bay Area.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Pssh, everyone knows Santa Cruz is the murder capital of the world.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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DC better step up its game. Didn't even make the list.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Santa Cruz County History - Santa Cruz Public Libraries

In 1973, with the discovery of four bodies in Henry Cowell State Park, then District Attorney Peter Chang mumbled a comment about "Murderville, USA." It was picked up by a reporter and went to wire service as "Murder Capital of the World." Santa Cruz was stuck with the nickname for many years because of local serial killers, Herbert Mullin, Edmund Emil Kemper III and John Linley Frazier.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fantastic View Post
Richmond has always been a dump. Along with Oakland, and Vallejo, it's one of the most crime infested cities in the Bay Area.
Add east palo alto to that list.

Hayward, lorenzo, leandro, and east side san jo aint so hot either
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: East Bay Area
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If Richmond, Oakland, Vallejo, East Palo ALto, Hayward, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, and East San Jose are considered dumps and crime infested in Bay Area. It this is the so,

So is San Francisco

As it meets the standard
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