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Old 11-21-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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No! That distinction is left for San Jose, which is a city that's like a donut.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Violent crime per 1,000
Baltimore: 14.6
Oakland: 15.3
Memphis: 15.4
St. Louis: 17.5
Detroit: 18.9

In some list Atlanta, Orlando, and St. Louis actually ranked higher than Detroit.

Depends on the month. Many of the major cities are neck and neck for the top stop on the violent crimes list. It is dramatic to say "Oh Detroit is the WORST city in the US. But kind of anticlimatic to admit that it is only by a percent of some tenths of a percent, or that it be move to the second or third or tenth spot from month to month. Give the dram queens their drama. Let them boast about how Detroit is the absolute worst and no other city is close to this bad. It may not be true, but it is very dramatic and that is what is important.
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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Depends on the month. Many of the major cities are neck and neck for the top stop on the violent crimes list. It is dramatic to say "Oh Detroit is the WORST city in the US. But kind of anticlimatic to admit that it is only by a percent of some tenths of a percent, or that it be move to the second or third or tenth spot from month to month. Give the dram queens their drama. Let them boast about how Detroit is the absolute worst and no other city is close to this bad. It may not be true, but it is very dramatic and that is what is important.
Nope, San Jose is the worst city in the world for boredom and high costs.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Nope, San Jose is the worst city in the world for boredom and high costs.
lol is San Jose really that boring??? I thought it was just like SF.
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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No! That distinction is left for San Jose, which is a city that's like a donut.
Yeah...

San Jose makes up 50% of its region's population.

Detroit makes up 17% of this region's population.

HA!!! That San Jose is definitely one heck of a donut in comparison to Detroit alright!!!
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Nope, San Jose is the worst city in the world for boredom and high costs.
Define "boredom."

San Jose's cost of living may be high, but that's because people actually want to live there given the high-paying tech jobs they have, not to mention the great climate. In fact, it's the wealthiest city in the country, while Detroit is the poorest.

Detroit would be expensive to live in too if it had jobs for one, and two if people were fighting tooth and nail to move here.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Define "boredom."

San Jose's cost of living may be high, but that's because people actually want to live there given the high-paying tech jobs they have, not to mention the great climate. In fact, it's the wealthiest city in the country, while Detroit is the poorest.

Detroit would be expensive to live in too if it had jobs for one, and two if people were fighting tooth and nail to move here.
People may work in San Jose, but there's nothing to do in this boring city. They have SF to go for fun. It's one hour from San Jose. If I were them, I'd bag it and get a job in Washington DC or Seattle unless they can get a job in SF.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The Beautiful Northwest
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lol is San Jose really that boring??? I thought it was just like SF.
I was underwhelmed by the city when I visited. But it also lives in the shadow of San Francisco, which is in a league of it's own for that area of the country. And no, SJ is completely, completely different from SF. SJ is a modern, younger city that is far more car-centric and suburban. SF is older, denser, more cultural. And colder.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Detroit isn't even the worst city in Michigan, let alone the entire planet.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Detroit isn't even the worst city in Michigan, let alone the entire planet.
But would you say it's the worst major city in the first world (statistically)?
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