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Old 08-15-2010, 07:49 PM
Location: San Francisco
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Originally Posted by ZaladoidCity View Post
In St. Louis, there are many areas the police won't even go to. Any areas like that in San Francisco?

SF can hardly compare to St. Louis and America's other bad cities.

Murder Rates:

New Orleans - 63.6 per 100,000

St. Louis - 46.9 per 100,000

San Francisco - 12.3 per 100,000

Seems kinda low, doesn't it.
yeah SF's murder rate has never been all that high...the highest since 1985 has been around 18 per 100k residents, in 1993, and it was also around 20 per 100k a few times in the 70's. But it still has it's bad neighborhoods for sure. Cities like LA and NYC have even lower murder rates than SF but still have their really bad areas as well. When looking at all 76 US cities of 250,000 or more residents, as of 2008, SF's murder rate was actually higher than 65% of them. No it's not high, but it isn't really low. New Orleans and Saint Louis are often at the top of the list for murder rate too..most cities are have very low rates in comparison.
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Old 08-15-2010, 07:55 PM
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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MOD CUT S.F is safe for the most part (stay away from Hunter's point and the tenderloin).

Last edited by NewToCA; 08-15-2010 at 08:22 PM.. Reason: quit bringing up Oakland...
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