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Old 09-29-2007, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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i live in calvert county just 25 min from dc and was wondering is all the violence in dc gang realated or just regular shootings and could somene name some gangs in dc
You sound crazy!!!!! Is all the house burning in calvert county the Klan or is it crazy people!!!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i live in calvert county just 25 min from dc and was wondering is all the violence in dc gang realated or just regular shootings and could somene name some gangs in dc
draft everybody that likes guns. in bagdad you will need those guns.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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okay sorry theres no house burning in calvert county though and no klan here either duh
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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That would be interesting to know more about that. Who are in those gangs? All 0.7% of DC's Chineese?
Believe it or not, there are quite a few Asian gangs, but are more prevalent in the inner suburbs than in the city itself. Most Asian gangs consist of South East Asians: Vietnamese, Cambodian, and others. There are some Chinese and other Asian nationalities as well.

Most of the Asians in the Greater Washington area are law-abiding, but there are some gangs out there.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Just the facts. Murder and overall crime are two very different things. 2005 overall crimes in Austin TX per 100K of population were 6,502. In DC, the number was 5,979. Which one is lower?
Maybe overall crime is higher in Austin - but I'd rather have a minor crime like my wallet being stolen than be murdered!
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:38 AM
 
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Maybe overall crime is higher in Austin - but I'd rather have a minor crime like my wallet being stolen than be murdered!
But gangs are capable of both...and the original question was asking about gangs in general, no?
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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You sound crazy!!!!! Is all the house burning in calvert county the Klan or is it crazy people!!!!!!!

Thank you, thank you .... Laughing out Loud ....
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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But gangs are capable of both...and the original question was asking about gangs in general, no?

As someone you lives in Austin, I must say we have a low murder rate compared to many other cities in the nation including DC. As far as gang activity being the cause of the more violent crimes I am not sure on that one...
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: South Seattle Suburbs
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As someone you lives in Austin, I must say we have a low murder rate compared to many other cities in the nation including DC. As far as gang activity being the cause of the more violent crimes I am not sure on that one...
There's no way to sugar-coat it. DC is a high-crime city. The numbers are in decline, but a seemingly inordinate number of violent crimes are still committed.

On the other hand, and as I've said before, the violent crime is mostly concentrated in a few specific parts of the metro area. If you stay away from those areas, you're probably going to be fine.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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All what violence? DC is not Baghdad. In terms of overall crime, it is approximately Lincoln, Nebraska. There is considerably less crime here than in Austin, Texas. As for gangs, some of which exist in just about every urban, suburban, and even rural area, the most notorious is certainly MS-13. There are also Asian gangs of various sorts. How much crime to believe they are actually responsible for is debatable, but it is certainly some...
even if this were true austin is 20x bigger than dc anyway
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