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Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The Country of Virginia
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Look here are some crime charts from Real Estate Area Crime information. You tell me. The orange lines are the Virginia state averages for each crime in comparison to each city posted.

for an area is compared to the national average of 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the national average total crime risk, while 50 indicates half the national risk

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And for the record NOBODY should take the Morgan Quitno awards or CQ Press Most Dangerous city list serious. I could have easily compared all of these cities together but the FBI even said a "city to city" comparison is not meaningfull. Remember that.

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Old 02-26-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Richmond is bad, but has gotten allot better. The jackson ward area, Church Hill, Northside, and Southside all have some bad area's. Crime 360 on A&E or Crime and Investigation network have episodes almost all in Richmond. But from going from the 5th highest crime rate in the nation in 2005 to the 49th in 2008, I would say things are getting allot better. But here area some of Richmonds run down area's.

I often hear of Richmond's improvements and i'm encourgaged.


Im sorry if I offend anyone from the area but Petersburg is ugly as s***! Petersburg also had the highest crime rate in the state of Virginia since the 80's. You dont hear about it because the city doesnt meet up to a population of 75,000. The city is typically one of ther poorer area's of Virginia. Here are pics.

I agree.


The NW area of Roanoke has also gained quite a rep. bieng the nasty part of town. The southwest section in general has had a total increase in violent crimes for 20 years while the rest of the state has been steadily declining.

Obviously some of the Hampton Roads are bad, but thats no secret. Ive people from central Florida who have never considered the VA Beach area bad but everyone has the right to an opinion.

There are defintely bad parts. Shell Rd/Abdereen in Hampton. East End and (recently) Denbigh in Newport News. Park Place and Huntersville in Norfolk. South Norfolk in Chesapeake. Green Run in VA Beach.

But Hampton Roads also has amazing neighborhoods such as Ghent, Freemason, Larchmont, Port Warwick, Western Branch, York County, and plenty more.


CULMORE in Seven Corners is horrible. I would never consider living there, NEVER. You can just glance at it and tell Illegal immigration took over. The area has been a breeding ground for spanish gangs. Its a large area that consists of low income apartments and such surrounded by small houses and such. There are very few area's I wouldnt consider going around and walking around in Northern Virginia, but Culmore is one of them.

No argument here.

Another neighborhood that has been seized by illegals, but dont get that much attention is the Arlandria neighborhood in Alexandria.


1 more neighborhood or area for Northern Virginia would be the Georgetown South neighborhood in Manassas. There is a MAJOR illegal immigration/ Gang problem in Manassas in general but seems to be consintrated in and around Georgetown South and a couple other neighborhoods I cant recall the names, one of which is a trailer park area.

Prince William County/Manassas has started to come down hard on illegals. The resolution back in 07 cleared out a larger number of illegals who mostly moved to MD or inside the beltway in VA.

A couple area's in Alexandria off rt1 are not that great either.

I agree completely. I work in one of the bad areas off Rt. 1. I make sure to get out of there before dark. It aint that pretty during the day either.
Great observations.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The Country of Virginia
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I often hear of Richmond's improvements and i'm encourgaged.
I know allot of people now a days that are relocating to Richmond, so it is definately improving. There are some trashy area's on the outskirts in Henrico County and so forth, you still got your typically rough area's like any city, but it is getting better.

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There are defintely bad parts. Shell Rd/Abdereen in Hampton. East End and (recently) Denbigh in Newport News. Park Place and Huntersville in Norfolk. South Norfolk in Chesapeake. Green Run in VA Beach.
I never really saw to much of the seven cities besides just a little of Newport News, Norfolk, and VA beach so I cant say too much about that whole area. I heard Portsmouth has some hot spots as well, but ya know I havent seen em.

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Another neighborhood that has been seized by illegals, but dont get that much attention is the Arlandria neighborhood in Alexandria.


Yeah, Arlandria isnt too great...

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Prince William County/Manassas has started to come down hard on illegals. The resolution back in 07 cleared out a larger number of illegals who mostly moved to MD or inside the beltway in VA


All I remeber a couple years ago Georgetown South didnt look to nice, I had a friend living in the townhouses directly behind there. PW County is kind of screwy in itself in 2007 they said the hispanic community had grown to 20,000 to 30,000 not knowing how many number of illegals fit into those numbers. I mean Manassas is like 35,000 people, something not right there.

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I agree completely. I work in one of the bad areas off Rt. 1. I make sure to get out of there before dark. It aint that pretty during the day either.


The ironic part of that area is most of the projects or poorer neighborhoods off rt1 are like 10 feet from nice townhouses? (Grey Parker area, wyth street, north alfred st)
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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Who said Ghent in Norfolk was a good area? It's in between projects and wayyyyy too overpriced and overrated!! I'd live in Park Place before I lived in Ghent anyday..Hilarious how people make assumptions based on websites when they probably haven't even been in Ghent after sunset.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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I think Newport News takes the cake easily..specifically east end..reminds me of West Baltimore to an extent..

NN has crime and bad like Norfolk, Richmond, Portsmouth, but without the added things 2 do..
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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you must be white who looks down on other races because danville is a racist town. im mexican are you going to give me a job? hell no so stop being ignorant!Its not my fault all the stores are shutting down in this crappy town. Greensboro is doing good and thats where im relocating to. Please keep your comments to yourself.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The Country of Virginia
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I think Newport News takes the cake easily..specifically east end..reminds me of West Baltimore to an extent..

NN has crime and bad like Norfolk, Richmond, Portsmouth, but without the added things 2 do..

Virginia cities 2007

(Violent Crime index US average is 320.9)

From highest to lowest

Petersburg 834.0
Richmond 549.8
Roanoke 540.6
Norfolk 514.7
Portsmouth 486.4
Frederickburg 454.3
Charlottesville 437.6
Newport News 434.7
Danville 406.7
Manassas 309.4
Chesapeake 288.0
Hampton 284.7
Abingdon 261.3
Waynesboro 248.1
Front Royal 214.2
Alexandria 196.0
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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^Richmond's crime/homicide rate went down drastically last year (2008)
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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Virginia cities 2007

(Violent Crime index US average is 320.9)

From highest to lowest

Petersburg 834.0
Richmond 549.8
Roanoke 540.6
Norfolk 514.7
Portsmouth 486.4
Frederickburg 454.3
Charlottesville 437.6
Newport News 434.7
Danville 406.7
Manassas 309.4
Chesapeake 288.0
Hampton 284.7
Abingdon 261.3
Waynesboro 248.1
Front Royal 214.2
Alexandria 196.0
Obviously when I said "bad" I was speaking on far more than just crime..thats just a small part..and when I was speaking on crime I specified east end newport news, not the entire city..
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: The Country of Virginia
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^Richmond's crime/homicide rate went down drastically last year (2008)
lowest in more than a quarter of a century
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