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Old 05-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Location: Metro Atlanta (Sandy Springs), by way of Macon, GA
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Originally Posted by Nexis4Jersey View Post
Newark,NJ - very bad crime is confined to 2 neighborhoods
New Haven,CT
Wow. You'd think Newark was a complete dump too just off hearsay. I've been there and honestly thought the same thing, but I probably just happened to be in one of the bad areas (bordering East Orange).
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:42 AM
Location: Newark nj
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King_x Newark has many great neighborhoods were crime is little or nil. Newark gets a bad rap because of the New York media which loves to pound the city in the ground, Newark itself does not have many media outlets to spread the good news.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:33 AM
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Newark- Most of the Crime is concentrated in its Western section. Ironbound-Society Hill-Downtown-Forest Hill are all very livable. I actually believe a lot is happening around Society Hill. A lot of new townhomes are up for sale, and people are snatching them up... Nice hard working crowds too!

Forest Hill- http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=...,174.85,,0,6.2
Society Hill- http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=...21.31,,0,-2.71
Ironbound- http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,142.52,,0,5.6
Downtown- http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...=12,28.32,,0,1

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:34 AM
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I agree, I grew up in Forest Hill, Newark and it was always very safe.
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:05 PM
Location: Cleveland
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I would say a lot of cities in the south didn't seem nearly as bad as the stats show, especially the city-data crime index/crime rates. A lot of the cities in the south, especially many of the smaller cities, show crimes rates near or even above places like Camden, NJ, which is just ridiculous if you've actually been to these areas. Others are tourist destination and party cities, they're crime rates are higher because for part of the year the city has many more people (2-4 times higher) than the actual number of residents who live there all the time.

As far as cities with crimes rates worse than the stats suggest, it's more rare and mainly because of cities misreporting/under-reporting crime or not reporting this at all. I'm 100% sure and have proof for several cities, even big cities like Atlanta and Detroit have openly admitted to lying about the crime rate to the FBI and public/media. Cleveland under-reported the number of homicides by 44, and 45 for 2006 and 2007 respectively.

You probably haven't heard much about a small Cleveland suburb/city called East Cleveland but it's real crime rate is just below that of Camden, NJ. For the years that East Cleveland reported crime it wasn't collected and entered to the FBI accurately, and they haven't reported their crime stats period for the past 4 years. Another city you probably haven't heard much about with crime is Lorain, Ohio. Check on it's city-data page and it shows the crime rate is around to just above the average, when it's actually 2-3 times the US average. This is because the police department has been lying about the crime rate for years now, the actual rate is not 400 but actually closer to 800.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:10 PM
Location: Pasadena
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Many people think LA has a significant crime problem when to the contrary it is one of the safest major cities in the U.S.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:47 PM
Location: Washington County, PA
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I'd throw Pittsburgh into this mix. Most people from other areas of the country don't view Pittsburgh as a very dangerous area. Although some of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods would be considered almost a suburb, some could be classified as extremely dangerous areas. Some even amoung the most dangerous in the nation (ex Homewood, Bedford Dwellings, East Hills, etc).
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:46 PM
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I think the police in DC are shaving numbers....
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:33 PM
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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San Francisco is inaccurately portrayed to be a pristine city that is a playground for the rich and the liberal. This national assumption is pretty true for about a little bit more than half of the city. The remaining tucked away neighborhoods in southeast and central SF are easily some of the worst places to live in the United States. Social stratification along racial lines in SF has to be the worst in the nation. Blacks disproportionately represent the face of the extremely poor and downtrodden in SF more than any other city I can think of. Even Baltimore and DC have rich and upper middle class Blacks running the city. The predominantly Black district of Hunter's Point San Francisco is located on the most toxic waste dump in California. Non-coincidentally, Hunter's Point also has the highest infant mortality rate in California. Also, SF has one of the highest homicide rates for Blacks in the nation that is even higher than across the water in the notorious nearby Oakland, which is the fifth most dangerous city in America. Sadly, the projects in SF also have been ranked as the worst in the nation year after year. Many of these shoddy barracks built specifically for Black ship builders from the deep South during the WWII era are still standing. I think it is a little weird that the national media refuses to let the world know that what is quite possibly the roughest enclave on the West Coast is hidden away in the liberal faux-utopia perfect picture-esque jewel of the city of San Francisco.

A History of Bayview-Hunters Point, Part 2: Crime, Contamination, and Crisis | 21st Century Urban Solutions

Hunters View - not Sunnydale - ranks as S.F.'s worst complex - SFGate

S.F. more deadly than Oakland for blacks? - SFGate

Many corners of gritty SF neighborhoods like The Mission are also thoroughly unsafe and plagued with gang violence.

SF police respond to Mission gang violence surge - SFGate

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Old 04-03-2011, 02:45 PM
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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San Jose is also supposedly one of the safest big cities in the nation. However, scenes like this speak otherwise If you aren't familiar with the territory stumbling on a neighborhood like this would not be a good look:

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