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Old 02-29-2012, 11:24 PM
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Originally Posted by Carlite View Post

And yes, East Bay folk let's get that word out that Oakland is horrible and scary and dangerous! Then maybe we can keep rents down and get reservations at restaurants without all those pesky San Francisco foodies
My life is pretty darn great actually, but I kind of agree with you, if pretending that I am consumed by crime and shriek in fear(LOL) will keep away haters, then Im game.

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:58 AM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by NewToCA View Post
I've seen some statistics supporting this observation too, and I have a few ideas as to why this may be the case:

- Lower reporting of minor crimes due to police layoffs, and citizens figuring what is the point of reporting stuff that won't be investigated

- Lower reporting due to the widespread implementation of on-line crime reporting, and folks deciding it isn't worth the effort unless filing an insurance claim

- Lower actual crime rates due to the widespread expansion of inexpensive portable amusement devices, such as data phones and tablets
I don't really buy that theory because murders have generally gone down as well and those ALWAYS get reported. I always see some people try to use this excuse when crime goes down. I think the aging population and 3 strikes laws have more to do with it than people simply not reporting crime. Yeah property crimes might not get reported as much but violent crimes generally do and they are down.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:21 PM
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oakland is not that bad. it just need some anger management problems Id recommend a refreshing drink of ice tea with some chill pills
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