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Old 02-23-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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I went to school in North Tulsa at Pine and Peoria, Virgin and Peoria and Apache and Harvard. I have also been to restaurants in North Tulsa up to about 10 PM or so and have not had any problems. I had my car parked in North Tulsa at all hours as well and never had a problem. There are definitely areas in North Tulsa that I would avoid, but I would not hesitate to work up in that area.
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:16 PM
 
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For the most part fairly safe during the daytime, don't be driving around (definitely don't walk around) up there after dark. Most of the people up there are good, but there are quite a few bad ones too. I have a warehouse up there, but live in a "good area".
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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I work very north, less than two miles from the liquor store where most of the city's 5 or 6 homicides this year have occurred. Having said that, I have never felt unsafe in this area. I work from 8-5, and have occasionally stayed as late as 7 pm. I would not recommend working an overnight shift alone, or just walking around this area after dark, but that kind of goes for anywhere.

I work with clients that all live in this area, and from my understanding, the majority of crimes are happening in neighborhoods or more "hangout" type of spots. Anything can happen anywhere, but nobody at my office has ever been vandalized, robbed, hurt, raped, anything. Honestly, my clients that live up here are terrified to live in other places of the city with high crime rates! (61st and Peoria area)

Don't live up here though, especially if you have kids, in my opinion.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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I lived in Tulsa for quite awhile several years ago. I drove a school bus in N. Tulsa and I was there in the earlier hours of the morning and daytimes. I never felt threatened in any way, shape, form, or fashion. I also didn't go out without my husband much after dark . That is just me. Living in Rural, small town Oklahoma I still don't go out alone much after dark. I lived in Tulsa 10 years and never had anything stolen or broken into. I lived at 21 & 129th behind Eastland Mall. My neighbor that lived on the end of the building by the parking lot used to get his BBQ Grill stolen every year..sometimes X a year. Until he hooked up a stripped extension cord to it and kept it hot for about 3 weeks. They quit real quick.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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Shortcake, you don't mention the kind of work you do. If you are going to be working in the north Tulsa industrial area -- lots of aircraft companies, AA, a telecommunications company, call centers, etc. - that part of town is sort of rural (nothing much there beside those companies, no houses, etc.) and safe. Ditto the hospitals on the north side of town (Hillcrest), although I would be cautious after dark in the area around Hillcrest.

And if you are employed in some kind of "helping" profession (health care, community service, etc.) then you will be embraced by the community.

Also, you don't have to *live* in north Tulsa. Owasso is a very safe community north of Tulsa with excellent schools, and the commute would be very easy for you.

If it's a good opportunity salary and benefit wise, you should go for it.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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Tulsa should be ashamed of the way African-Americans are treated. They are left out of the political arena and live in an area they were forced to live in after the 1921 massacre. Tulsa's bigotry is evident in the fact that people acually believe that crime in north Tulsa is more prevelant or different than crime in any other poor, ignored, blighted community. The oil money rules Tulsa and they keep the area blighted so that they can buy it for pennies on the dollar at their convenience. You're safe in north Tulsa, because all of the organizations and most of the businesses are owned by Whites. From what I can see, most of the money that circulates in north Tulsa goes right out into other suburbs when the Whites take it home. Black people are treated like third class citizens and so is their community. I lived there for three years and I don't ever want to go back.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Tulsa should be ashamed of the way African-Americans are treated. They are left out of the political arena and live in an area they were forced to live in after the 1921 massacre. Tulsa's bigotry is evident in the fact that people acually believe that crime in north Tulsa is more prevelant or different than crime in any other poor, ignored, blighted community. The oil money rules Tulsa and they keep the area blighted so that they can buy it for pennies on the dollar at their convenience. You're safe in north Tulsa, because all of the organizations and most of the businesses are owned by Whites. From what I can see, most of the money that circulates in north Tulsa goes right out into other suburbs when the Whites take it home. Black people are treated like third class citizens and so is their community. I lived there for three years and I don't ever want to go back.
I respect your opinion but you're still living there. What gives?
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK, Traffic Circle Area
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Tulsa should be ashamed of the way African-Americans are treated. They are left out of the political arena and live in an area they were forced to live in after the 1921 massacre. Tulsa's bigotry is evident in the fact that people acually believe that crime in north Tulsa is more prevelant or different than crime in any other poor, ignored, blighted community. The oil money rules Tulsa and they keep the area blighted so that they can buy it for pennies on the dollar at their convenience. You're safe in north Tulsa, because all of the organizations and most of the businesses are owned by Whites. From what I can see, most of the money that circulates in north Tulsa goes right out into other suburbs when the Whites take it home. Black people are treated like third class citizens and so is their community. I lived there for three years and I don't ever want to go back.
What three years? The 1930s?



I know many black people; befriended and working and not ALL of them live in north Tulsa. Me thinks you exaggerate, and with your screen name, Washington has a beef anyway with anything Oklahoman, so I'm a little skeptical, especially for someone with just one post.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Use the following resource to get an idea on the crime in North Tulsa. I hear varying comments on this; some people say there is a lot of crime and others say it is very safe. I'm sure it also depends on which area of North Tulsa as it would in any city.

Map Central

Hopefully someone that lives there can clue you in.

BTW, I don't believe your race would have any effect on whether or not you were the victim of crime. In fact, it might even be advantageous because from what I understand most crime in African American neighborhoods is against people of their own race.

I think you may catch a little flack bringing race into the whole scenario although I realize that's probably not your intention.
i dont know the area very well, however, i really liked this post you got rep. only 1 out of 3 crimes here are reported as such, the others are false alarms or personal incident. so yes crime stats can be misleading when you are planning a move
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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Its amazing to me how most PEOPLE think that most of the crime happens in NORTH TULSA. Sure there certon parts of north tulsa I wouldnt fool with AND I AM BLACK! But to be honest I dont go near 31st & Garnett after dark either. I was born and raised in N tulsa never been shot, robbed, or mugged. I moved to a larger house with my daughter and into a much better neighborhood in west tulsa. Thats when I got my car broken into! Crime is indeed everywhere, and any side of town I would be cautious as a women. But please dont pass up a good job due to others fear issues.
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