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Old 04-11-2007, 07:32 PM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Originally Posted by mswinendine View Post
97% of the murders have intended targets. 75% of the murder victims in Philadelphia have criminal records.[/QUOTE by rainrock]

Should this info make someone relocating to this city feel better? A murder is a murder whether it is intended or not. People sadly get killed in this city minding their own business everyday........how many school children were killed on their way to school or in the school yard last year. This city's statistics are outrageous!!! How can you feel safe in a city where not much is done about. City council and the mayor is a joke here, and quite frankly I'm embrassed to live here!!! Once upon a time .....yes Philadelphia was a nice place to live.......now.........forget coming here.........run!!!!
I'm certainly not condoning the violence in Philadelphia. That being said there were 32 other US cities with a population greater than 250,000 more violent than Philadelphia last year. If you lived in the city overall you had a .000026 chance of bing murdered last year. If you lived outside the hood the numbers are .00000008.

Lets try and keep it real. Its a huge city, and nearly all the crime is happening in the inner city. Outside of North + West/ southWest Philly you could probably count the murders on 1 hand.

Street Justice is causing nearly all of the crime.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:59 PM
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Sadly school killings are a nationwide tragedy.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:40 PM
Location: New Jersey
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I am keeping it real rainrock................that's why I'm out of here, I live in the northeast.............is this the area you are referring to as somewhat safe? I have news for you, not all that goes on here is reported. The media reports what it wants to preserve and protect certain economic classes and races.......don't be fooled!! The only person you are safe from is yourself!! By the way we are at 110 murders already...up 10 ...since my last post! The numbers of homicides here are projected to reach over 600! Watch your back regardless where you live! Peace!!!!!!
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:06 AM
Location: Philly to Odessa
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I agree with Philadelphia not being a great choice when compared to its suburbs. However, if you want to live in the city, I would say that northeast Philadelphia is still your best bet. Houses there are still within reason and the neighborhoods are still pretty good for families to raise their children. That being said, no where in Philly are the public schools good or safe. You need to look into charter schools or private.
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