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Old 05-22-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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Having lived in Iowa City from 1996-2001 I was at one time an expert on this thread. I have been back a few times since and feel like things have changed little since I left. The majority of the crime in Iowa City is related to drunk college students and an over-enthusiastic police force. Without the college, Iowa City would be just another quiet outpost along I-80. There is a lot of meth in Iowa, but from what I had seen, this only resulted in minor property crimes and retail thefts etc. I honestly did not lock my doors for a few years. If you plan on studying at the University of Iowa, crime needn't be a concern. Appropriately planning your time will be more important.
Thanks for the reply as I will be living in Iowa City this fall.
Contray to what you have posted, what I read on and off this forum ( other resources) locals state that the city has been taken over by Chicago natives who would spark crime there but instead locate to a more prone city as Iowa City. It has also been stated that Iowa City policies have only made itself prone to become crime hike.

So reading your response is much more comforting. Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Anyone who is worried about crime in Iowa City is embarrassingly sheltered and needs to grow a pair.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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Thanks for the reply as I will be living in Iowa City this fall.
Contray to what you have posted, what I read on and off this forum ( other resources) locals state that the city has been taken over by Chicago natives who would spark crime there but instead locate to a more prone city as Iowa City. It has also been stated that Iowa City policies have only made itself prone to become crime hike.

So reading your response is much more comforting. Thanks.
You've stated this before, and each time you do the locals contradict you to say you're overexaggerating or worrying way too much. Iowa City has in NO WAY been taken over by Chicago natives and is some dangerous war zone or something.

There are a few issues in areas of Iowa City that are fairly new issues, but it's still difficult to find a metro as clean and safe as Iowa City almost anywhere in the country.

Why are you so trying so hard to convince yourself that Iowa City has a huge crime problem and is a dangerous place to live?? It's like someone coming up and repeating over and over that Iowa has some of the worst public schools and traffic problems in the country. It's not only inaccurate, but practically opposite of the realities.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Saudi Arabia
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hi ,

i'm from middle east ,i want to study at university of iowa at GRAD school . i had 3 children and a wife .
it seems a great city for me , am i right ?
please if there is any discrimination or recisim for arab people , Just inform me ?

my email is : [email]nsamkari@hotmail.com[/email]
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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hi ,

i'm from middle east ,i want to study at university of iowa at GRAD school . i had 3 children and a wife .
it seems a great city for me , am i right ?
please if there is any discrimination or recisim for arab people , Just inform me ?

my email is : nsamkari@hotmail.com
Iowa City pretty diverse for a smallish midwestern town. Very common to see arab people around and none of my non-caucasian friends (Persian, Jordanian, Indian, Chinese, and more) ever complained of discrimination or racism.

Not saying it can't happen, of course, but I don't think you'll find any wide-spread, systematic problems.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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You are so right about that when I came down here in 2000 It was so Nice and I came from Chicago was not born there but I live there.And as the years went It start getting bad and some people look at blacks the same but what I have explain to people all blacks is not the same. That was one of my rason of leaven Chicago to have a better life.But I truely can say that a lot of people from Chicago is making Iowa City to be bad. As well as the police there too They can't just point the figher at a black person and say they bad. And they are good with that.They are good in locking black people up even if they have not done nothing.And what so sad about it police lie too. But they seem to believe what they say.i have seen them put charges on people and get away with it. How is that helping too when they are doing just as bad as the people that really doing the crime.I have seen this happen so many times. Because I one of them and guess what we don't have no one here to protect us from Iowa city police. i don't care if u call the head man he's gonna believe his police officer first.So the best thing for you to do is not to say a word.
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