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Old 04-16-2013, 03:50 PM
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Minneapolis is the safest "feeling" city in the country, followed by (drum roll) Denver!
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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Minneapolis is the safest "feeling" city in the country, followed by (drum roll) Denver!
Who conducted the poll?

I can't say that I'm surprised by the results, although I'm stunned that Philly, Baltimore and Detroit aren't included...

Well, maybe not...
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:27 PM
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^^Gallup. Sorry, I forgot to include the link!

Denver Second 'Safest Feeling' City In U.S.: Gallup Poll
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Surprised by Milwaukee, its either safer than i thought it was or maybe the residents are more tough and street smart and don't get scared walking around the hood.?
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:18 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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It's by metro, though it's odd that Philly and Seattle are about the same.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I had no idea that I lived in a "bad" neighborhood when I lived in Seattle until someone told me.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Who conducted the poll?

I can't say that I'm surprised by the results, although I'm stunned that Philly, Baltimore and Detroit aren't included...

Well, maybe not...
It's cute that you think this is clever.

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It's by metro, though it's odd that Philly and Seattle are about the same.
Since it's by metro and Philly has relatively few dangerous/decaying suburbs, I don't find it odd at all. The results have a very narrow spread, though. Factoring in margin of error, most of them are effectively the same.

Minneapolis did feel extremely safe to me, though. I really like that while it's a clean city, it doesn't feel the least bit sterile.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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It's by metro, though it's odd that Philly and Seattle are about the same.
I also find it odd that LA is considered significantly more unsafe than NYC, because Los Angeles has a slightly lower crime rate than New York.

Again though, I wouldn't be surprised if by MSA Los Angeles is a bit higher crime, since it has more downscale first-ring suburbs than New York.

Also, "walking at night" also covers fear of being hit by a car, which I wouldn't be surprised is higher in a place like LA.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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It's by metro, though it's odd that Philly and Seattle are about the same.
Perception/reality dichotomy. Minneapolis has twice the violent crime rate of Riverside (very low violent crime). Minnie tops the list while Riverside is at the bottom of the barrel above only Memphis and NOLA. With Seattle, you could sort of say people are reacting to the property crime... but Riverside has low property crime. Metro vs City, maybe. There's some rougher towns in the IE (Riverside), but for the most part nothing really that bad.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Denver feels safe?
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