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Old 10-14-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Where are the safest neighborhoods to live in the Tampa area or outside a short distance? I read that the crime rate is horrible in Tampa.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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Where is your job located? There are plenty of safe neighborhoods but you don't want to live in New Tampa and work in St. Pete.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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"safe" is such a hard word to answer to because crime has no address. But depending on where your job is located-if it was mentioned, you would get a great response form other people's views.
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Old 10-15-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Riverview, FL
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Don't believe everything you read. Sure, this is a metropolitan area and there is crime out there. Focus on what's important to you- distance to work, housing, schools, entertainment, etc....talk to realtors, I'm sure you can find a very safe neighborhood in Tampa Bay.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Like a lot of cities, the crime in Tampa appears to mostly be concentrated in certain areas. What are you looking to spend on housing and where will you work?
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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This recent crime wave is an anomaly. And yes notice pretty much all of the crimes took place in known problem areas. Tampa's core is mostly attractive, historic and safe. Try Palma Ceia, it's got a lot of stuff even I just found out about, so much for me knowing everything.
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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The reason Tampa's "crime rate" shows high is because they only count the city limits and the 300,000 people living in those limits................however, the area where they count this is very old and run down and it is somewhat close to down town......however, nice/safe residential areas are outside those city limits, look at Carrollwood, Westchase, Lutz, etc........these areas are much smaller but have all sorts of sub divisions gated or not and that's where most people who are NOT involved in daily crimes live. If you turn the TV on and watch the news you'll get the impression that this town is "murder town" which is not, these TV crews film in the worst areas to keep up the racial profiling that's been going on in the media for YEARSSSSSSSSS.......I am sure that there are gun owners in Lutz too, white or any other race, but for some very stupid reason which I failed to understand yet, these Media/News people like to hang out in the most run down parts of town and then make it seem like the entire area is like that which is purely NOT THE CASE.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Crime rate in Pinellas Co. is said to be worse. Tampa isn't as bad, but keep in mind that Tampa or Tampa Bay have lots of surrounding communities which incorporate into the crime rate. If you are averaging the crime rate for all of Hillsborough Co., it's obviously going to be high due to the people ratio. Now also keep in mind that all metro areas have a higher crime rate due to a higher population. If you look at a rural area, the crime rate will be lower due to the population and how big the area is...

Last edited by mquintana; 10-22-2009 at 11:30 AM.. Reason: added something
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