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Old 11-19-2007, 07:58 PM
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Here's a link to a list of cities from safest to least safe. Interestingly, Brownsville and McAllen are above the halfway mark. That is the majority of the listed cities are less safe then these two South Texas cities.

Yeah, when I go down to see the folks for Thanksgiving, I can assure you we will not be cowering in our homes, or afraid of venturing out as was suggested happens down there on another thread.


Ranking of Most, Least Dangerous Cities

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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i just dont know what to think of these kind of lists-i feel ALOT safer in the big city of Killeen pop 80K, than i ever did in the small town 26K i lived in, in South Texas.......
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, that's crazy. The Border cities "safer" than towns in the middle of Iowa? I have a hard time believing that. Weird that it doesn't give any sort of ranking criteria or methodology. Maybe it's partly based on the number of law enforcement officials per civilian population. Obviously, the border has a high number of federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.

Just curious, RGV. Since you're obviously so hot on the Valley, why don't you live there?
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:47 AM
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But it is based on a study, rather than someone's subjective feeling.

Facts are facts.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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I found it interesting that it did not include New Orleans in the list, because, as it states, "its police department did not report figures."
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:11 AM
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Just curious, RGV. Since you're obviously so hot on the Valley, why don't you live there?
I missed this when I first read your post.

I'm merely responding to comments and critizisms of the RGV which I find unfair. I am from the RGV, born and raised, so I don't like it when it's attacked unfairly.

For instance, if you lived in France and you heard people there critizising you hometown or state, the natural thing would be to defend it. Doesn't mean you have to live in a place to defend it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Dallas's ranking comes as no surprise.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:04 AM
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Did you notice that many of the Dallas satelite cities ranked very high. A lot of safe cities around Dallas.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Did you notice that many of the Dallas satelite cities ranked very high. A lot of safe cities around Dallas.
Yes, but Dallas itself has pretty freaking high crime. I think this is a hangover from the white flight of the 1970s and 80s that is perpetuated by urban sprawl caused by so many people moving here. JMHO.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:54 AM
 
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With the exception of Laredo, the south border towns have always been safe. What the valley ranks bad in is petty crimes like burglary, car theft, and now gangs and drugs. Surprisingly, it's the murders that are virtually nonexistant in these towns. I remember , what was it, 2003(?) when Brownsville had a year or two without a single murder. However, am curious RGV, whether they are reporting crime that is a result from a Mexican national. I know that some murders were not reported on data used by the visitor's center.
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