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Old 07-01-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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I guess because my username does not have the word Richmond in it my post is instantly invalid. OP you have the data, good luck in your decision.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Not exactly... you are right that Richmond has a higher crime rate than the average and that it should be lower.

According to the Richmond Police Dept (July 1, 2010), the homicide rate is down 30% from last year with a 74% clearance rate to date.

Police: Midyear Crime Stats Show 2 Percent Rise

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Violent crime is down 1 percent led by our homicide rate, which is at a historic low. We’ve had a 30 percent decrease in homicides compared to this same time period last year. To boot, we’ve solved 74 percent –or 14 of 19 cases--of homicides in 2010. That’s well above the clearance rate for many cities our size.

Our aggravated assaults –which comprise shootings, stabbings and an assault where the skin is broken—are down 7 percent. Robberies of individuals are also down 2 percent.
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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I grew up outside of Chicago, IL and came to the Hampton Roads area 6 yrs ago. I laugh at people who say the crime rates here are outrageous. The stuff that happens in Chicago make these cities look like child's play.
True but these are small cities and they dont have a big population and the crime rates for other small US cities arent as high as hampton roads crime. Also if add up the population for all 7 cities its about 1 mil. If u add the murders up u get 120 to 140 a year. So its just as bad as chicago fyi a big city.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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The reason why people are saying that the cities in HR are bad compared to DC and Baltimore is because cities like Norfolk are smaller than Baltimore and DC. The only area in Norfolk that really doesn't have many crimes is Ghent. Everywhere else you go your going to find crime. In DC the crime is isolated mostly in southeast and northeast. In HR you can live in a nice area but bad areas surround the good areas and the crime floods into those nice neighborhoods. There are areas in Newport News, Hampton and Norfolk that look like run down inner-city ghettos. You would be very surprised
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