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Old 02-06-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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I was curious is Fort Worth a great deal safer to live in or around than Dallas?
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Yes. I'll come back later today and post a link on crime stats. But FW is MUCH safer than Dallas...
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:21 AM
 
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News: FBI Uniform Crime Reports 2008 | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth had 2,395 violent crimes in 2008....with 24 murders. Based on a population of 700,000, that's 3.42 crimes for every 1,000 people.

News: FBI Uniform Crime Reports 2008 | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News

Dallas had 5,786 violent crimes in 2008....including 86 murders. Based on a population of 1,000,000, that's 5.78 crimes for every 1,000 people.

In general, if you're talking about specific areas of Fort Worth, stay away from the near east side, near south side, and near north side. Far north, far east, and far south (outside Loop 820) are pretty safe. West is safe....downtown is safe.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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FW is much safer than Dallas, although it has its less than desirable areas. But overall, MUCH safer.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:05 AM
 
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Downtown Fort Worth 25 years ago was a place you did not want to go at night. The Bass brothers started building condos in the downtown area, lots of businesses openned up, along with police partols. Now you can go to the downtown area at night and it is probably one of the safest in the country. There is always much to do and a lot of people live there.
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:00 PM
 
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Default Downton FTW

You are absolutly right, 20 years ago the downtown was a filthy, dangerous, dirty, deserted rathole. I almost got carjacked and killed there one night! What a change, a really beautiful safe place today, unbeliveable.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Default 2008 Crime Statistics for Dallas and Fort Worth

The statistics in the tables below are based on data from the FBI's annual "Crime in the United States (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2008/index.html - broken link)" report. The crime statistics for 2008 were released earlier this week. The total number of crimes committed in Dallas during 2008 fell by 10.3 percent when compared to the previous year. Fort Worth's numbers fell by 3.0 percent during the same period. The full report can be found at this link: Table 8 (Texas) - Crime in the United States 2008 (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2008/data/table_08_tx.html - broken link).

Total crimes committed in 2008
....................DALLAS...FORT WORTH
POPULATION.......1,276,214......701,345

Murder.................170...........49
Rape...................499..........350
Robbery..............6,466........1,706
Aggravated Assault...4,285........2,496
VIOLENT CRIMES......11,420........4,601

Burglary............21,149........9,018
Larceny Theft.......42,402.......23,562
Motor Vehicle Theft.12,208........2,745
PROPERTY CRIMES.....75,759.......35,325

Arson..................900..........216

Crime Rate per 100,000 inhabitants
....................DALLAS...FORT WORTH
POPULATION.......1,276,214......701,345

Murder...............(13.3)........(7.0)
Rape.................(39.1).......(49.9)
Robbery.............(506.7)......(243.2)
Aggravated Assault..(335.8)......(355.9)
VIOLENT CRIMES......(894.8)......(656.0)

Burglary...........(1657.2).....(1285.8)
Larceny Theft......(3322.4).....(3359.5)
Motor Vehicle Theft.(956.6)......(391.4)
PROPERTY CRIMES....(5936.2).....(5036.8)

Arson................(70.5).......(30.8)


I hope you find this information helpful.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Everywhere you want to be
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I was told by someone who lives in North Dallas that there are 300 gangs in the Ft.Worth area?? Is that true??
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Shoot, even 12-15 years ago when I was at TCU downtown was sketchy. Hardly anyone went out downtown, instead they, including myself, would drive to Dallas to go out. Really stupid but what can I say, we were in college. Duck3775 is right, ever since the Bass Bros started building, FW has cleaned up very nicely.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Fort WOrth is MUCH cleaner than Dallas, in more ways than one... the city is much nicer as well as not as much crime.
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