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Old 06-12-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California (currently)
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We all know about the 5th Ward and Oak Cliff, but the most dangerous areas in Texas are in Laredo.

Also, I should also throw in parts of El Paso. Certain areas felt pretty dangerous as well.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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^ I can agree with that about Laredo. Most people think big cities have it the worse but that's not really the case. Interesting note though, the city that had the highest murder rate this year (based on the cities I've looked at) was Mercedes, TX. Murder rate of 26.x
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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A fence. Hell, they need to build a stone wall around Waco High. Let them try to break that down.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Waco isn't that bad, places in houston makes that place look safe, southwest of houston the side I grew up on is infamous like compton. I seen my first homocide at seven, oak cliff is bad but over hyped. The valley is hell you can't really say its not dangerous, but back to houston. The street of fondren has its own crime stats, like its a side of town, and crime in houston is covered up a lot by hpd to make themselves look good
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Waco isn't that bad, places in houston makes that place look safe, southwest of houston the side I grew up on is infamous like compton. I seen my first homocide at seven, oak cliff is bad but over hyped. The valley is hell you can't really say its not dangerous, but back to houston. The street of fondren has its own crime stats, like its a side of town, and crime in houston is covered up a lot by hpd to make themselves look good
Houston's worst area dosen't even touch the border towns. Waco isn't bad, but it isn't good either. For a city it's size we have more than enough ghettos ranging from Trendwood to Parkside.
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Lubbock, TX
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if you want to go by avg. crime rate...

south padre island takes the cake

1978.5 for 2007

but that would be because of spring break.
True if it were qualified as a "city". Anything under 25,000 population is considered a community and has different equations (I believe crime is based 25,000 instead of 100,000). I can't confirm that number though because my study was based on cities 50,000 and above.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Oak Cliff is NOT that bad in Dallas. South Oak Cliff is worse and Pleasant Grove is even more worse.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Which city seemed really intimidating to you???

Waco has gotten really bad and starting become like the rustbelt. Just last week someone broken into my cousins house and beat her and shot her husband.[There okay though]. Last year my cousin was shot and killed. It's just really crazy how bad crime has got in that area, especially East Waco. I feel that area alone could probably revile the hoods in Houston and Dallas.

It was also just rated one of the poorest cities in Texas/ Worst place to raise family,etc.
I was prompted to look at crime statistics for Corpus Christi recently and was surprised to find that in rape crimes it was 6th highest in the nation for cities over 250,000 people.

I also discovered in the process that Galveston has even higher rates of rape per 100,000 people.

Read the details about it here:
Crime statistics in Corpus Christi
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We all know about the 5th Ward and Oak Cliff, but the most dangerous areas in Texas are in Laredo.

Also, I should also throw in parts of El Paso. Certain areas felt pretty dangerous as well.
Larado is not at all the worst crime area in Texas. Check out the FBI crime statistics here: United States cities by crime rate (100,000 - 250,000) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Among cities of that size, in Violet Crime, Laredo is rated at 579 per 100,000. Beaumont 981, Amarillo 980, Waco 930, Lubbock 913 & Killeen 782 all rate higher in violent crime. Amoung larger cities Arlington 696, Corpus Christi 826, Dallas 1069, Ft. Worth 667, and Houston 1132 all have higher Violent crime rates per 100,000 people.

In property crime Laredo is rated 6305 per 100,000, Waco rates higher at 6554.
Among larger cities Dallas 6776, Corpus Christi 6540, San Antonion 6390, Austin 6341 all have higher property crime rates.

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Old 06-20-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: East of the Rockies
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I don't think it's worse than any other place; I feel it has gotten worse though. The city and school are really becoming too strict. They just recently closed down the best club in Waco (Legacy) and plan to build a fence around Waco High and enforce uniforms.
When you have nothing to do but drink, fight & f..k, bad things will happen. I graduated WHS in '88. We had drug bust in '87 & '88 with an undercover cop that netted at least 30-40 kids both times. I heard we set the record for number of arrests at the time and then broke it the next year.

My folks & family still live there. I dread the visit unless I bring my bike to ride Cameron Park & have a burger at Cupp's. That being said, Ft Worth might be the worst as far as bad neighborhoods backing up to good ones of any city I've ever seen.
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