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Old 02-13-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Heard part of something about Pima County and a shoot out but didn't catch the details. We are in KS wanting to come back to Arizona but that didn't sound good. We lived in Pima County in Marana the last time and crime was a little disturbing in the 90's but I am guessing it has gotten worse? I would expect theft will grow as the economic situation gets worse. How has the crime grown in the last 10 years in Pima County? We love the beauty of Arizona. Thanks, Cathy
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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The crime is the highest it has ever been. We had over 40 murders last year. We lead the nation in property crime. We lead the nation in meth abuse. The crime isn't regional either, it happens in every part of the city. We live in the foothills and we still have to deal with Meth addicts moving into our neighborhood occasionally.

This is one of the least safe parts of the country right now and I wouldn't recommend moving here to anyone. In fact, we are leaving in a couple of months and the crime is one of the factors driving us out.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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We had over 40 murders last year. We lead the nation in property crime. We lead the nation in meth abuse. The crime isn't regional either, it happens in every part of the city. We live in the foothills and we still have to deal with Meth addicts moving into our neighborhood occasionally.
74 murders in Tucson .. 104 altogether including the county. WAY WAY up, and far above the national avg in % increase year-to-year. Homicides per 100000 were higher than nearby cities such as Phoenix, San Diego, Albuquerque, and El Paso.

Bloody year: 104 homicides in metro Tucson | 2008 HOMICIDES IN TUCSON AREA
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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After reading the previous posts, I decided . . .

THERE'S GOTTA BE TWO TUCSONS!
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:28 PM
 
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the end is near!!!

I don't quite know for sure where these facts are coming from....internet anonymity, I don't know.....rather hysterical posts.....do they not want these people to move back?
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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the end is near!!!

I don't quite know for sure where these facts are coming from....internet anonymity, I don't know.....rather hysterical posts.....do they not want these people to move back?
Possibly they know something we've missed, azdr?

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Let's just say, this is no Detroit, DC, Atlanta, Baltimore, East LA, Compton etc when it comes to dangerous places to live.

Mainly, I can live my live entirely without fear of being accosted, robbed, murdered, etc, right here in Tucson. It's just not a consideration.

Most areas around here are nice. A few are not. Figure out where to avoid, and probably have no issues at all. That's my opinion, anyway.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Let's just say, this is no Detroit, DC, Atlanta, Baltimore, East LA, Compton etc when it comes to dangerous places to live.

Mainly, I can live my live entirely without fear of being accosted, robbed, murdered, etc, right here in Tucson. It's just not a consideration.

Most areas around here are nice. A few are not. Figure out where to avoid, and probably have no issues at all. That's my opinion, anyway.
Great advice, AZHiker. Makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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don't listen to spot's hyperbole...i'm ashamed that U of A let someone like him in with those rhetorical skills.

I stick to facts..and that is most murders in Tucson are NOT random. usually the victim was involved in gangs or illegal activity himself or it was domestic violence. this isn't new york where you have to look behind your back while walking at night. maybe south 6th or south park is an exception, but for the most part Tucson is very safe.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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...We live in the foothills and we still have to deal with Meth addicts moving into our neighborhood occasionally.

This is one of the least safe parts of the country right now and I wouldn't recommend moving here to anyone. In fact, we are leaving in a couple of months and the crime is one of the factors driving us out.
Hope there's not too much fear induced loss of bodily fluids going on. Sounds pretty scary up there in the mean streets of the foothills, lol.
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