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Old 11-12-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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You can dig up case files and news reports of random violent crimes in any city, elvislives. That doesn't prove anything though, except that the world is full of criminal activity, and that no matter where you are violent crime will happen in that area as well.

Christopherinsc26, I was not implying that this does not relate to the Upstate, but I do believe that since it is indeed a statewide topic, it would be beneficial to everyone else in the state also, not just people reading the Upstate subforum. Just a thought...
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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SKY YOUR QUOTE.... and yes, there are a few neighborhoods where you are likely to find it happening much more frequently than most places. Most neighborhoods in Greenville very rarely, if ever, experience violent crime.
The crimes i listed happened this month. And i could have listed way more ... Just giving you a reality check is all...
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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A reality check for a long-time resident of Greenville, from a resident of a city two hours away? Sorry to disappoint, but as I said, violent crime can certainly be found in Greenville, just as it can in any city, but most neighborhoods here do not experience it very often, if ever. Take it from someone who lives here. If you wish to compare your hometown with the Upstate, we must first compare the population difference, which you may have forgotten.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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A reality check for a long-time resident of Greenville, from a resident of a city two hours away? Sorry to disappoint, but as I said, violent crime can certainly be found in Greenville, just as it can in any city, but most neighborhoods here do not experience it very often, if ever. Take it from someone who lives here. If you wish to compare your hometown with the Upstate, we must first compare the population difference, which you may have forgotten.
AGAIN...SKY YOUR QUOTE.... and yes, there are a few neighborhoods where you are likely to find it happening much more frequently than most places. Most neighborhoods in Greenville very rarely, if ever, experience violent crime.

Then where was the kid molested and killed ? Where did the robbery occur? How about the church lady??

Do you really want to debate this?
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Let's stay on topic and not argue. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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I think it was the same last year, ugh, sad how the state as a whole can make us look so bad
Who is this "us" you speak of? Are all these crimes supposedly in other parts of the state making people who moved here a year ago look bad?

Greenville, of course, has no crime at all. Are we going to become such big city elitists that we start claiming it's only in other parts of the state?

If Greenville grows into some big, crime-ridden city it will be the one making the rest of the state look bad.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:50 AM
 
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Who is this "us" you speak of? Are all these crimes supposedly in other parts of the state making people who moved here a year ago look bad?

Greenville, of course, has no crime at all. Are we going to become such big city elitists that we start claiming it's only in other parts of the state?

If Greenville grows into some big, crime-ridden city it will be the one making the rest of the state look bad.
"Who is this "us" you speak of?"
Us, meaning the people who aren't committing crimes. and if you have info about Greenville having the highest crime rate in the state please share it, I would be interested(no sarcasm)


"making people who moved here a year ago look bad?"Are you implying I don't count because I moved here a year ago, or that for some reason I have no claim to comment because I haven't been here long enough? I love Greenville as much as the next person so don't be so quick to judge

"If Greenville grows into some big crime ridden city it will be the one making the rest of the state look bad" THANKS CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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"Who is this "us" you speak of?"
Us, meaning the people who aren't committing crimes. and if you have info about Greenville having the highest crime rate in the state please share it, I would be interested(no sarcasm)


"making people who moved here a year ago look bad?"Are you implying I don't count because I moved here a year ago, or that for some reason I have no claim to comment because I haven't been here long enough? I love Greenville as much as the next person so don't be so quick to judge

"If Greenville grows into some big crime ridden city it will be the one making the rest of the state look bad" THANKS CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!
I think Greenville would be best overall....

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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"Who is this "us" you speak of?"
Us, meaning the people who aren't committing crimes. and if you have info about Greenville having the highest crime rate in the state please share it, I would be interested(no sarcasm)


"making people who moved here a year ago look bad?"Are you implying I don't count because I moved here a year ago, or that for some reason I have no claim to comment because I haven't been here long enough? I love Greenville as much as the next person so don't be so quick to judge

"If Greenville grows into some big crime ridden city it will be the one making the rest of the state look bad" THANKS CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!
I suppose I get tired of people acting like Greenville is some sort of utopia and the rest of the state is like the bowels of hell.

I seem to remember a thread about some high crime statistics in Greenville.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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^^Those stats are based on 2003 statistics. Might as well go watch saved by the bell for todays hottest style tips lol

Dont trust the internet for crime stats on Greenville, or population stats for that matter. For some reason, for all statistics on Greenville they basically used the downtown area, and the crime rate and population seems low, but the urbanized area of greenville shows a population of 300,000+, and a Greenville/Easly/Mauldin metropoliatan population of over 600,000, and sadly much higher crime than stats report. Greenville reports 8 murders a year for 2007, but i can tell you i heard about more than 10 murders, and thats just those i heard about. If the true statistics show, Greenville actually has a crime rate that surpasses Columbia and can compete with North Charleston which was 7th on the list of most dangerous cities in the U.S. for 2008. It differs greatly depending on what area you go to. Some neighborhoods are really nice and nothing happens but there are some neighborhoods i wouldnt even reccomend driving through because being robbed is a pretty good possibility.
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