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View Poll Results: Which of these cities have the best shot at lowering crime this decade?*
Chicago 11 44.00%
St Louis 2 8.00%
Cleveland 1 4.00%
Detroit 9 36.00%
Baltimore 4 16.00%
Memphis 4 16.00%
Milwaukee 5 20.00%
Kansas City 3 12.00%
Oakland 8 32.00%
Newark 4 16.00%
New Orleans 3 12.00%
Birmingham 5 20.00%
Other City 2 8.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-08-2020, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Which of these cities that have unfortunately struggled with a high crime rate the past 30 or 40 years, has the best chance at seeing a huge crime reduction over the new decade ahead?

Chicago
St Louis
Cleveland
Detroit
Baltimore
Memphis
Milwaukee
Kansas City
Oakland
Newark
New Orleans
Birmingham

What are your picks? Elaborate on why or why not, if you'd like to, as well.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:20 PM
 
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They all do
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Kansas City seems to have the least entrenched crime problem, and nationally it’s not known for crime so that will make it easier to attract folks and redevelop areas that need it
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:11 PM
 
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I can’t imagine Baltimore and St Louis have sustainable murder rates.

They are like the#1 both PR and QOL issue in those cities.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:50 PM
 
Location: NJ+NC (Prev. Boston, NYC, Upstate NY & FL)
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I think Chicago and Detroit have the best chance. Most redevelopment $..which means gentrification. So not the healthiest way, but a way, to reduce crime
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:13 PM
 
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Chicago easily, Detroit second. Legalization is gonna stop a lot of petty drug murders. Plus Chicago's current mayor seems to be doing well plus I hear good things about the governor
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:13 PM
 
Location: NW Seattle
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Probably Oakland, just because the poor people who commit most of the crimes are rapidly being pushed out of the city.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:14 PM
 
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Probably Oakland, just because the poor people who commit most of the crimes are rapidly being pushed out of the city.
Didn't even notice Oakland but yes. It's bittersweet
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Really all of them. Chicago & Detroit have better local government in place so they can and to a degree are already fixing the issues. Baltimore & St. Louis crime rates are simply to high to stay where they are without major city and statewide crackdowns coming into place

The other cities listed simply aren't large enough nor is their crime cultural so heavily ingrained into the populous the way the Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore & St. Louis are, hence it's substantially easier to combat.
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