Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-12-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
5,979 posts, read 19,891,469 times
Reputation: 5102

Advertisements

"Curiously, while crime problems are often linked to some of the nation’s older cities, like New York, Chicago or Detroit, they don’t even make the list, this time. In fact, only one East Coast neighborhood falls into the Top Ten, Charlotte, NC’s First Ward, where 103.54 of 1,000 vehicles are stolen."

10 Worst Neighborhoods for Car Theft- Yahoo! Autos Article Page

Another claim to fame...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-12-2011, 09:34 PM
 
3,774 posts, read 8,191,456 times
Reputation: 4424
boo frickin' hoo

one square mile of our city scores big on car thefts.

here's an idea. pick a small enough area and with some bad luck we could rack up a 100% auto theft rate.

more bull**** statistics for people who like bull****.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2011, 06:51 AM
 
137 posts, read 385,928 times
Reputation: 76
Where is this First Ward? I'm learning, since I am going t be a new resident...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2011, 07:27 AM
LLN
 
Location: Upstairs closet
5,265 posts, read 10,723,610 times
Reputation: 7189
Never could understand the "ward" thing. If it was a "ward" I moved on. With great alacrity.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2011, 08:13 AM
 
1,661 posts, read 3,286,491 times
Reputation: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gemini365i View Post
Where is this First Ward? I'm learning, since I am going t be a new resident...
Uptown Charlotte, the area inside I-277, is divided into 4 quadrants separated by Tryon St. (north/south) and Trade St. (east/west). These are the 4 "wards" from historical times. Except for the turn of the 20th century homes that still exist in 4th ward, there is little resemblance to when the names had more significance.

First Ward is the section East of Tryon and North of Trade. Bobcats Arena, North Davidson St, Courtside condos are all 1st Ward. From there going counter clockwise you will find 2nd ward (42 story 1 First Union/Wachovia/Whatever tower), 3rd Ward (BofA stadium), and 4th ward. Generally the wards are bound by I-277 now, but before they built that highway, they extended out further.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
79 posts, read 159,202 times
Reputation: 53
Does anyone have a map showing the area of the First Ward?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2011, 09:04 PM
 
3,774 posts, read 8,191,456 times
Reputation: 4424
Quote:
Originally Posted by csnee View Post
Does anyone have a map showing the area of the First Ward?
northeast quadrant of center city. trade and tryon mark the west and south boundary. 277 marks the north and east.

the other 3 wards are the other 3 quadrants, moving clockwise around center city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Durham UK
2,028 posts, read 5,427,356 times
Reputation: 1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by bibit612 View Post
"Curiously, while crime problems are often linked to some of the nation’s older cities, like New York, Chicago or Detroit, they don’t even make the list, this time. In fact, only one East Coast neighborhood falls into the Top Ten, Charlotte, NC’s First Ward, where 103.54 of 1,000 vehicles are stolen."

10 Worst Neighborhoods for Car Theft- Yahoo! Autos Article Page

Another claim to fame...

Thanks for posting that.
Personally, I find ir surprising and BAD .
The only city on the east cost that's in the TOP 10?

Either it's questionable data or............ - well there are too many possible reasons to list I guess.

Here's another article with maps
10 Worst Neighborhoods for Car Theft

Looking further at the Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed website I'm dubious about the data when I look at the TOP 10 most exensive cities in NC.
Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed

Last edited by Yac; 04-19-2011 at 05:49 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Union County
6,151 posts, read 10,022,564 times
Reputation: 5831
Wouldn't something like this be indicative of a "ring" or organization specifically targeting that area? That seems like something that LE could be looking into as you can cut off the head of the beast and fall out of this list fairly quickly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Charlotte

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top