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Old 01-16-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Criminal elements from Chicago have moved in to Iowa City to reap the benefits of a liberal town. They perpetuate most of the crime in Iowa City. They live mostly at Lakeside Apartments and on the south side of town near K-mart. The new criminals also prey upon college students walking home from the bars at night. I have a friend who grew up in IC as well who is 6'5'' and 350 lbs who says that IC makes him a little nervous as well now. It is not a racial issue- he is black. The cops need to get a little tough on these types to clean up the town. This, however, will never happen in an enclave of liberalism. Having grown up in Iowa City and attended the U for all my education, I will not let my kids go to school there until things are cleaned up.
Oh no, this sounds just awful.

I know Iowa City is a nice liberal city but the crime is what scares me.

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Old 01-17-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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The authorities better wake up soon and get tough with the new imported criminals they've allowed to infiltrate the area south of Hwy. 6 before it's too late. If you drive around that area there are "For Sale" signs all over on nice houses that USED to be in a nice area. About every 3rd or 4th sign also has an added statement saying "Price Reduced".

So many residents are soooo concerned about the rights of these new thugs, they totally forget about the long standing residents whose neighborhoods used to be safe, but are now getting dangerous. Not to mention the destruction of their homes values.

And to think some politicians are trying to get Amtrak service from Chicago to Iowa City. Just can't get the riff raff here fast enough, huh.

So far the rest of the city is still pretty unchanged. Here's hope that it stays that way.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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The authorities better wake up soon and get tough with the new imported criminals they've allowed to infiltrate the area south of Hwy. 6 before it's too late. If you drive around that area there are "For Sale" signs all over on nice houses that USED to be in a nice area. About every 3rd or 4th sign also has an added statement saying "Price Reduced".

So many residents are soooo concerned about the rights of these new thugs, they totally forget about the long standing residents whose neighborhoods used to be safe, but are now getting dangerous. Not to mention the destruction of their homes values.

And to think some politicians are trying to get Amtrak service from Chicago to Iowa City. Just can't get the riff raff here fast enough, huh.

So far the rest of the city is still pretty unchanged. Here's hope that it stays that way.

The city is brain dead from liberalism and will do nothing. It is the death knell for the town, as more and more criminal elements will come to Iowa City to enjoy the benefits of free housing and easy crime. The city is full of twits who celebrate "diversity", while at the same time celebrating thier own demise. Too bad it had to happen to my home town. The cops used to be a little tougher when I was a kid and would not mind busting some heads to drive criminal elements out.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The city is brain dead from liberalism and will do nothing. It is the death knell for the town, as more and more criminal elements will come to Iowa City to enjoy the benefits of free housing and easy crime. The city is full of twits who celebrate "diversity", while at the same time celebrating thier own demise. Too bad it had to happen to my home town. The cops used to be a little tougher when I was a kid and would not mind busting some heads to drive criminal elements out.
hawkeye2009 there are many liberal cities that are so safe, while there are many conservative places safe there also many conservative areas just as dangerous as Gary, Indiana. I have no ideal what is going on in Iowa City when speaking of crime but it doesn't sound pleasant. I didn't know Iowa City crime was growing....
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Coralville/Ames, IA
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Yes, the crime numbers for 2009 will probably be higher than 2008. That said, I still don't think of Iowa City as a dangerous place. It certainly isn't as terrible as this thread is making it out to be. I wouldn't walk around the far southeast side at night, but there's no reason to. (And it would be illegal now, with the curfew and all.) Of course, there are crimes downtown too, but they're not widespread. I wouldn't hesitate to go to Iowa, but maybe that's just me.

It has nothing to do with Democrats or Amtrak, either.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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^ actually that's good to point out. While there is more crime in Iowa City, and its talked about because it's a very new thing, I would still NEVER call Iowa City a HIGH CRIME AREA.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Oh no, this sounds just awful.

I know Iowa City is a nice liberal city but the crime is what scares me.

lol, if Iowa City worries you, you must be scared of all small-mid sized cities in the U.S.

Large cites must cause blinding panic for you.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Chariton, Iowa
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Don't hang out on the Southeast side after dark or be stumbling drunk downtown after bar close. Doing either one means you're looking for trouble anyway.

Iowa City is fine.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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I attend the university and I don't notice much crime at all. Apparently crime in Dubuque has been soaring, with many shootings and stabbings and bank robberies and what have you. But living on campus (which is definitely different from off campus) is a piece of cake. I would say the riskiest behavior for a college student here is walking downtown drunk at night. I walk around sober at night quite often and it's fine. If you pay attention you can hear trouble coming from a mile away in the form of screaming belligerent drunk *******s, and all you have to do is stay several yards away and ignore them. Also if you're a girl it's probably in your best interest to avoid walking around at night by yourself.

But in my experience here (2.5 years) the only crime I've seen is book prices
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I just visited Iowa City in November. I walked all around the downtown and the campus area and it definitely did not come across a high crime place. I never felt unsafe at anytime.
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