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Old 12-04-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: England
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6 posts to forget what was the question.....

which is :

"What are the most violent cities in the worlds developed countries? "


I'm not sure but I think Nairobi is not in a developed country !



Dublin, Detroit, Saint Louis, Paris.

Oops, well I got one out of three Glasgow although parts of it feel like they arn't developed

 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Oops, well I got one out of three Glasgow although parts of it feel like they arn't developed

I'm with you on the Glasgow bit ! I lived on Loch Lomond for 4 years and some bits of Glasgow were indeed very grim and felt like a third world country ( same goes for a lot of inner city places in the rest of the UK though)!
 
Old 12-04-2007, 10:06 AM
 
Location: England
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I'm with you on the Glasgow bit ! I lived on Loch Lomond for 4 years and some bits of Glasgow were indeed very grim and felt like a third world country ( same goes for a lot of inner city places in the rest of the UK though)!
Yep too right I'm surprised how many cities are still industrial, grey and drab but with the amount of office buildings etc built on the outskirts of cities because of cost I can't see them improving anytime quick.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Im going to go with Detroit MI, Baltimore MD, Johannesburg S.A., Glasgow, Washington D.C., and Miami. Detroit and Washington D.C. I believe are the worst with higher murder rates then Baghdad. Johannesburg and Baltimore are the worst looking aesthetically, especially Baltimore. Reminents of the crack epidemic from 15-20 years ago are very apparent with a lot of junkies walking the streets at all times of the day. I sware there are places in Baltimore where grass doesnt grow and the sun doesn't shine; however every city does have its nicer parts as well.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I'm with you on the Glasgow bit ! I lived on Loch Lomond for 4 years and some bits of Glasgow were indeed very grim and felt like a third world country ( same goes for a lot of inner city places in the rest of the UK though)!
I'm with you on Glasgow. "The Belarus of Western Europe".

Surprised no ones mentioned Marseille yet, that's far more dangerous than Paris (even though there hasn't been rioting there lately)

Also: Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Oakland, Flint, Philly/Camden
 
Old 12-06-2007, 03:52 AM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I think in general, American cities have relatively high rates of violent crime (especially murder) in comparison to much of the rest of the developed world; but when it comes to petty crime and property crime, that's where a lot of other cities give us a run for our money.

I've heard that Naples (Italy) is pretty unsafe. I got so many warning from people (Italians, other Europeans and American tourists alike) before going there. The same goes for Marseille. I've also heard that Malmo (Sweden) has a bad reputation, although from what I hear, it's confined to one area of the city. I've read that Nottingham (UK) has a high crime rate and is referred to by some as "Shottingham". I also know that there's some suburban areas of cities like Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm, etc. that are thought of as ghettoes, and of course, every city has it's rough around the edges parts.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I'm with you on Glasgow. "The Belarus of Western Europe".

Surprised no ones mentioned Marseille yet, that's far more dangerous than Paris (even though there hasn't been rioting there lately)

Also: Detroit, St. Louis, Cleveland, Oakland, Flint, Philly/Camden
Marseille definitely has some really dogdy areas though I find it tends to be contained to some "suburbs" and the city centre always feels very safe to me. Nonetheless there parts of it I would not venture into.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I think in general, American cities have relatively high rates of violent crime (especially murder) in comparison to much of the rest of the developed world; but when it comes to petty crime and property crime, that's where a lot of other cities give us a run for our money.

I've heard that Naples (Italy) is pretty unsafe. I got so many warning from people (Italians, other Europeans and American tourists alike) before going there. The same goes for Marseille. I've also heard that Malmo (Sweden) has a bad reputation, although from what I hear, it's confined to one area of the city. I've read that Nottingham (UK) has a high crime rate and is referred to by some as "Shottingham". I also know that there's some suburban areas of cities like Lisbon, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm, etc. that are thought of as ghettoes, and of course, every city has it's rough around the edges parts.

Naples a city I know fairly well I think is appalling for petty crimes but it does not feel like a really violent place. It seems to be mainly petty theft, bag snatching and stealing from cars. I have never had any kind of violent encounter but you do have to be careful with your bags , the most common thing being moped riders who snatch your bags before you even know it.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:09 AM
 
Location: England
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Nottingham was the worse place in England for gun related crime a couple of yrs back but I believe London now takes that title but Nottingham has some very sketchy areas with many wannabe gangsters. Many European countries are pretty bad for petty crime such as pick pocketing.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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6 posts to forget what was the question.....

which is :

"What are the most violent cities in the worlds developed countries? "


I'm not sure but I think Nairobi is not in a developed country !



Dublin, Detroit, Saint Louis, Paris.

Neither is South Africa.
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