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Old 09-28-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: California
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Okay, I don't know why people have such trouble with stats! What you guys are saying are anecdotes, you realize that right? Like if an alien came to earth and his sole goal was to go as long as he can without being robbed or randomly shot, he would rationally choose NYC or LA over Houston. You people don't deny this right? This has nothing to do with whether there are bad parts in other cities.

Also, maybe the reason NYC and LA are safer is precisely because they have more concentrated bad areas, so it's very easy to police them and for normal citizens to avoid them. The fact that Houston has so many bad places mixed with good might be the causal mechanism by which it is more dangerous. But that it is more dangerous is not up for debate.

I feel like I'm tutoring math again :-/
We're having trouble with stats, because you have not shown us any!
I got a "A" in math
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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8th in violence for all big cities combined? That's pretty bad. Or are you saying it's LOWEST 8th in violence in all big cities combined. That'd be pretty good!

Still, we should be more like LA and NYC in crime!
REALLY?!?!??!??!! you believe this??

i'm guessing by your screen name that you are about 25 or so??

go out and live in the world a bit......

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"according to analysis by the Houston Chronicle, Houston is the most violent big city in Texas, and the eighth-most-violent in the country. "

That's pretty bad! We're the 8th worst in the country out of ALL big cities!!!! It's good that crime is down overall though but we're still horrible compared to other big cities!
8th most violent in the country..... 4th largest in the country.....

crime stats can be manipulated ALL kinds of ways......



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We're having trouble with stats, because you have not shown us any!
I got a "A" in math
yeah .... i would like to see those concrete stats myself.....

didn't quite get an A in math, but did ok myself....
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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OP, you're the one who started this whole discussion with anecdotal stories, not statistics, so don't complain about others...
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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Why don't more people carry?
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:48 PM
 
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Ugh. They just showed it on the news. Like 3 groups of people robbed, including a truck driver who was stopped in the Heights. I mean that's pretty nuts to rob a truck driver - you KNOW lots of those guys are armed.

I've been robbed at gunpoint before, I know a lot of other people who have been robbed before as well in this city.

Why can't Houston be safer like other big cities!

You know you shouldn't have mentioned 'The Heights'. People in Houston get very defensive when you mention their darling up and coming inside-the-loop neighborhoods with violent crime.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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You know you shouldn't have mentioned 'The Heights'. People in Houston get very defensive when you mention their darling up and coming inside-the-loop neighborhoods with violent crime.
Well...sounds a little bit like Wysiwyg, right SteveArmy?
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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You know you shouldn't have mentioned 'The Heights'. People in Houston get very defensive when you mention their darling up and coming inside-the-loop neighborhoods with violent crime.

Also don't mention how many homes have been torched over the past several weeks there in that glorified barrio, I mean, up and coming area. Now I'm going to respond to the OP with the usual, inner-looper catch-phrase of "crime happens everywhere!" and proceed to bury my head in the sand.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Fulshear
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Why don't more people carry?
Maybe because "carrying" won't do any good when you've already got a gun pressed against your temple.

This isn't the movies, where you can just pull out your piece from your holster and blast away before the other guy even gets a chance to blink.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Maybe because "carrying" won't do any good when you've already got a gun pressed against your temple.

This isn't the movies, where you can just pull out your piece from your holster and blast away before the other guy even gets a chance to blink.
You watch too much movie. Nobody press a gun against your temple in real life.
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Ugh. They just showed it on the news. Like 3 groups of people robbed, including a truck driver who was stopped in the Heights.
You saw one news story and are now in a panic about crime? I don't get it.

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8th most violent in the country..... 4th largest city in the country.....
So it's not surprising. Needs improvement, but could be worse.

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OP, you're the one who started this whole discussion with anecdotal stories, not statistics, so don't complain about others...
Exactly...
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