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Old 04-17-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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Is St. Petersburg safe? I have heard that you just have to stay in the good parts of town, but how is St. Pete, really. I have been looking at crime ratings and it seems really bad! It seems higher than Tampa and Florida's all around crime ratings.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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South St. Pete is bad. The rest is kind of hit and miss.

I live in an area that is considered by many to be marginal/bad, but we've never had any problems(knock on wood).

A friend in mine lives in a much, much better area and his house got burglarized last year when we were at work.

go figure.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Easy to figure. There's more money burglerizing the good areas than the bad ones.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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The murder rates aren't bad, compared to some other southern cities which I guess is the most important and uniformly reported stat.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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The murder rates aren't bad, compared to some other southern cities which I guess is the most important and uniformly reported stat.
Yes, murder and rape are the two things that I am worried about.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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South St. Pete is bad. The rest is kind of hit and miss.

I live in an area that is considered by many to be marginal/bad, but we've never had any problems(knock on wood).

A friend in mine lives in a much, much better area and his house got burglarized last year when we were at work.

go figure.
I would be living in the downtown St. Pete area.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Downtown is nice. I wouldn't say any part of St. Pete is safe since it's relatively compact and like another poster said the south side is ghetto as hell (ugly, too).
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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I come from a small city of ~50,000 people. We have at least one murder every year, I've had my apartment entered (but nothing stolen thanks to dog), car attempted to be broken in to (caught a guy jerking on the handle of every car on the street), had to call the cops on people fighting outside my place, and call them because there was someone on my front porch selling drugs.

Our crime rates on these statistic sites are no where near St. Pete's. But I wonder if we're reporting everything like they do. I look on these sites and also see that Tampa or even Miami doesn't even have a fraction of the crime, but they rank similar in crime rates from more...reliable sources.

I've driven around St. Pete on various occasions and don't really see any bad areas. Or none that seemed frightening like downtown Buffalo at night... or Syracuse for that matter. Also I've never really driven around at night.

I also see on the crime maps that it is pretty much all over the county... murder and assualt. It's a little hard to rank because assault could be a street fight, not a violent mugging. If Ithaca arrested all the street fighters then we'd see similar rates.

My question is: where should I avoid buying a house? Is there really a spot where you can't walk down the street in daylight without being harassed? I don't want to have to worry about my wife being harrassed or assualted.

Where should I really avoid?

Thanks!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Downtown is fine, dont go south of 4th ave south unless you want to get robbed, beaten, murdered...

Parts of the rest of the city sucks too, like Lealman, Pinellas Park
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