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Old 04-24-2007, 08:48 PM
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:07 AM
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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New Orleans (both pre and post-storm)
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:19 AM
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Originally Posted by MattDen View Post
2005 Violent Crime rates:

Violent Crime Rate Nationally: 465.2
Kansas City Violent Crime Rate: 1459.2
Tulsa City Violent Crime Rate: 1292.7
Minneapolis Violent Crime Rate: 1454.24
Tulsa does have a bad crime rate, but there is a caveat; almost all of the violent crimes occur on the North side of the city. The rest of Tulsa is probably far safer than most other cities in the country.

That being said, Tulsa does need to come to grips with its crime problem on the North side - big time. It's a bad rap on an otherwise great city.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:04 PM
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by carolinajack View Post
1) Killadelphia
Bodymourge,Murderland is another one(although I really like Bmore, it just has a lot of problems)
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:03 PM
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Atlanta is full of violence. It is polluted in the summer. Whoever says Mpls is violent obviously hasn't lived in a city with 107 murders in 2006. I think we may have more this year.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:21 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis does not have the crime issues the people make it out to have. First off, when crime in St. Louis is discussed, it refers to St. Louis City, which has very small boundary limits given it's not a part of St. Louis County, which was once the same as St. Louis City and now represents the core suburbs of St. Louis. St. Louis City has a population of merely 354,000 people. The metro area is 2.8 million people. only the 354,000 are taken into consideration when crime is discussed. Include the whole metro, St. Louis' crime goes WAYYY down. Personally, every big city has a crime issue, social issue, etc. There's no getting away from it.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:22 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by JJP View Post
New Orleans (both pre and post-storm)
Agree. New Orleans crime rate is TERRIBLE. Even their own police department is corrupt. Katrina's occurence only worsened the problem. That city was once attractive to me. After Katrina you'd have to hold a gun to my head to make me move to that city and even then I'd probably try to take the gun from you. IMO, telling someone to live in New Orleans these days is the equivalent of telling someone to live in a sewer. No thanks
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Old 06-16-2007, 09:38 PM
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
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Cincinnati used to be one of the great American cities, but practically everything inside I-275 has gone to the dogs. Racial tensions are very high, with two major race riots in the last 7 years. Hamilton County is losing an average of 5,000 per year

As for New Orleans, I knew a guy that did missionary work in the Philippines and then moved to NO. He said he felt safer in the Philippines.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:08 PM
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All big cities have problems with economy, social issues, ect. Just some have bigger problems with certain issues. It's a never ending balancing act. The dumpy areas that suffer the most are the same everywhere. The decent areas are decent pretty much everywhere.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:49 PM
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Don't forget the New Madrid fault line that runs underneath St. Louis and Memphis. In 1812, it let loose with an earthquake estimated at 8.0 on the richter scale. There are a lot of old brick buildings in those cities that can't withstand even a moderate quake.

According to wikipedia:

"Scientists estimate that in the next 50 years, with a probability over 90%, there will be an earthquake with a magnitude greater than 7 on the Richter scale."

Just something to think about when considering a move to that general area.
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