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Old 10-08-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: DF
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I'm going to say it because I fear nobody else will. The crime here, more specifically serious crimes, are merely a reflection of the predominate type of person that lives here. You have a huge demographic of people who are more 'neanderthal' types that have no education, no real job, and really have nothing else to do but get in trouble. This place is flush with thugs and other very bothersome type. This is perhaps the biggest reason Corpus is so far behind. You have the absolute bottom of the barrel of social classes here -- and lots of them.
This is kind of an unfair sweeping generalization. The statistics are undeniable, but the reasons for it are very debatable.

Corpus Christi has historically been a refinery/oil town, a small port and a tourist destination. (I know, it' a weird contradiction) It's an low producing industrial/low wage city. So with that being said, it's no surprise that the statistics are so high. Did any of you maybe try to compare it to another minority-majority city with supressed wages, high unemployment, with few avenues of higher education? Typically in economically depressed cities, there tends to be a more aggressive mentality among the citizens.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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It could be tourists doing the Spring Break drink and screw then suffering regret the next day, or the angry wife who files when he hubby forces himself, or the 18 yr old with the 15 or 16 yr old girlfriend and dad finds out. I would check with the Police department.
Hate to tell you this but when the hubby FORCES himself -that's rape - you can be raped when you're married. And of course the wife should be angry -those guys should go to jail along with the rest of them. And many times do. When reported.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:52 PM
 
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Article in this mornings paper showed that crime is down in CC by 5.8%. Down more than nationally.
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Article in this mornings paper showed that crime is down in CC by 5.8%. Down more than nationally.
That is very good news! http://www.caller.com/news/2009/nov/...an-nationwide/

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Thefts and auto thefts made up the bulk of the decrease in property crimes, which dropped by 1,080 reports (5.8 percent) in 2008 from 18,732 the year before. Violent crimes declined by 141 reports (6 percent) from 2,367 reports in 2007, according to statistics released this year by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
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Year........................2008.................. .....2007

Violent crime total:....2,226......................2,367
Murder: .......................19......................... ..17
Rape: ........................192....................... ...238
Robbery: ....................490.........................49 7
Aggravated assault: ...1,525......................1,615

Property crime total: 17,652.....................18,732
Burglary: .................3,464......................3,407
Theft: ....................13,503.....................14, 501
Motor vehicle theft:......685.........................824
Arson: ........................96........................ .98
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Hey does anyone agree that crime statistics ought to be broken down a little more.

There should be like an "innocent victims" category?

For instance in the category of rape, its important to know how many of those were women kidnapped off their front lawns, or from the parking lot of a suburban grocery vs. a drugged up hooker downtown willingly getting in a car and reporting a rape based on not getting paid?

Same with other facts relating to theft, etc. It would valuable to know if the thefts are related to someones ex husband breaking back into the trailor to steal his TV back vs someone who leaves their garage open in what they think is a good area for an hour and comes back to find everything missing.

Please dont be offended by my examples, Im exaggerating to make a point.

I think its good news they are on the decline though, but am speaking to those who point out crime as a reason to NOT move there.

Anyone agree that its useless to see such generalized citywide statistics?
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Might sound wierd, but I would also like to see if there is any correlation between crime and weather statistics. It seems longer, hotter summers make for more crime. Not sure if its a coincidence, but I feel like an area that has nicer weather will have more crime than say somewhere it snows and rains all the time.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hey does anyone agree that crime statistics ought to be broken down a little more.

There should be like an "innocent victims" category?

For instance in the category of rape, its important to know how many of those were women kidnapped off their front lawns, or from the parking lot of a suburban grocery vs. a drugged up hooker downtown willingly getting in a car and reporting a rape based on not getting paid?

Same with other facts relating to theft, etc. It would valuable to know if the thefts are related to someones ex husband breaking back into the trailor to steal his TV back vs someone who leaves their garage open in what they think is a good area for an hour and comes back to find everything missing.

Please dont be offended by my examples, Im exaggerating to make a point.

I think its good news they are on the decline though, but am speaking to those who point out crime as a reason to NOT move there.

Anyone agree that its useless to see such generalized citywide statistics?
I agree that more information is always useful. But I do not agree that these statistics are useless. They do provide a yardstick that one can use to compare one community to another. In this case they do make it apparent that Corpus has some problem areas that are worse then other places one could choose to live.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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New stats just released has CC as the 134th most dangerous city.

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/City...8_Rank_Rev.pdf
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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New stats just released has CC as the 134th most dangerous city.

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/City...8_Rank_Rev.pdf
I think your description is a little overblown. Most dangerous? That is not what that ranking is about. As best I can tell it includes all crimes, including property crimes. If you wanted to rank Cities based on "most dangerous" you would have to limit the crimes to murder, assault, rape, etc.

Those are the 2008 Crime Rankings based on 2007 crimes. I started this discussion thread based on the 2007 crime statistics. So it doesn't look like these are New Stats.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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New stats just released has CC as the 134th most dangerous city.

http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/City...8_Rank_Rev.pdf
That's pretty good considering we're probably around the 60th largest city in the country. We can do much better though. Hopefully the new police chief will be effective and supported by citizens and area leaders.
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