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Old 04-24-2007, 09:45 PM
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I am going to find some pictures or Parkersburg and put them below but I just can't recommend Parkersburg as a place to raise your family at this time. Parkersburg and Vienna in a lot of areas of them are becoming high drug areas and just today to give you some head lines there was a man killed and the guy who killed them was identified and on the loose as well over 50 drug busts for crack cocaine in the past 2 months as well as a few stabbings and robberies at local drug stores by people looking to steal prescription drugs. Only thing I can tell you is to check out Marietta which is right across the river and is somewhat shielded from a lot of the crime in Parkersburg. I am including some information as far as crime comparing averages between parkersburg and new york city.

Parkersburg, WV New York, NY National

Murder: 9.3 6.6 6.9
Forcible Rape: 37.28 17.4 32.2
Robbery: 93.2 304.6 195.4
Aggravated Assault: 295.2 344.4 340.1
Burglary: 1078.1 286 814.5
Larceny Theft: 3700.4 1489.9 2734.7
Vehicle Theft: 532.4 226.5 526.5

http://p.vtourist.com/2297822-Driving_through_downtown_Parkersburg_WV-Parkersburg.jpg (broken link)
http://www.ndcrealestate.com/new2/Apartments/Wv/Market/building.jpg (broken link)

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:00 PM
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Which neighborhoods are you referring to?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:47 PM
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..50 drug busts for crack cocaine in the past 2 months..
I respectfully beg to differ on that. I'd be surprised if there were that many in any one year for crack and meth-amphetamine combined. Admittedly, there was one sentencing for crack in the news today.

Feel free to look around the town.
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The first picture in this post is on lower Avery St. in the downtown, and to the right of the camera is the new Public Debt building.

Last edited by Two-Rivers; 02-25-2009 at 01:53 PM.. Reason: Avery St.
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