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Old 03-11-2008, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by trackstar08 View Post
Dude..Baghdad is probably the worst city you listed and its murder rates are lower than any major U.S. city..read it for yourself.. [url=http://johnrlott.tripod.com/other/canadiancoverage.html]Baghdad's civilian murder rate drops below that of U.S. cities[/url]
Dude...your article is from 03. In the years since Baghdad has become, by any meaningful measure, the most violent major city in the world.
Still, I suspect that Baghdad will give up this notorious distinction, in the near future, though this will surely have less to do with the surge, than the fact that the process of ethnic cleansing, that has been the driving force behind the violence, is almost complete.

Old 03-15-2008, 09:18 AM
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Hi all,
I believe the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. did a documentary on Glasgow titled, " The Most Violent City In The Developed World."

Aside from that, looking at the FBI uniform crime report for the US, the most violent major cities are, by murder rate:

1. Baltimore, Maryland
2. Detroit, Michigan
3. St. Louis, Missouri
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
5. Washington, DC.

The safest major US cities are, by murder rate are:

1. Honolulu, Hawaii
2. El Paso, Texas
3. Corpus Christi, Texas
4. San Jose, California
5. Anaheim, California

These cities were compared with all US cities with populations of over 250,000 people.
Old 04-17-2008, 07:28 PM
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london is pretty bad. in nyc crime is concentrated and can be avoided by anyone quite easily by avoiding dodgy areas so the chances of becoming a victim of crime are quite low in reality. in contrast london consists almost entirely of mixed housing with council estates (public housing) situated next to homes worth millions of pounds (literally) so anyone is at a higher risk of experiencing crime in general (though this rarely, if ever, involves a gun).
Old 04-19-2008, 01:13 AM
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sydney in aus
Old 04-19-2008, 10:46 AM
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I doubt any of the major Western European country cities come even close to American cities in violence.

Detroit, New Orleans, Baltimore

And if you consider it developed, probably South African cities as well.
Old 01-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Location: STL
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Originally Posted by jhassler View Post
St. Louis gets a bad rap from the "most dangerous" cities tripe published yearly (for publicity..not by law enforcement).

There's a reason, however....

St. Louis is one of the few independent cities in the United States. That means that the city is not actually part of any county..the city is its own independent entity. The metropolitan area of STL has around 3M peope, but the small "city" core, which is comprised of the inner city, only has about 280,000. St. Louis's crime statistics, then, are only based on crime stats in the inner city...Not a larger metropolitan areas, as most "traditionally" districted cities are.

If you judged every city on its inner core, your crime stats will be raised. I'm not saying STL would be considered "Safe"...but i think that little known fact skews the statistics a little bit.
Your point is 100% right but your facts aren't completely. St. Louis actually has 2,850,000 people in the metro and around 360,000 in the city.
Old 01-13-2009, 08:56 PM
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by ciggas View Post
sydney in aus
I think this is just a joke answer....but what is the crime in Sydney compareable?

In my mind, I think of somewhere like San Francisco (which I think of very positively).
Old 01-13-2009, 11:56 PM
Location: England
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I believe LA has 720 known gangs with 39,000 members.
Old 01-14-2009, 11:45 AM
Location: Milan - ITALY
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Naples (Italy), for me.

I'm Italian but I have never visited this city. I'm afraid.
Old 01-14-2009, 12:17 PM
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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For those that feel the need to slate Glasgow i can tell you that the crime rate has dropped by 7%. Also there have been a clean up act and the city has changed dramatically since it got its title, i should know because i visit regulary for the shopping, dining, clubs and pubs and the city centre itself is not violent. It is not a utopia either but its not as violent as cities like Detroit, Miami, New Orleans, Naples, London, Manchester, Jo burg etc.

Like the OP said the majority of our violence is assaults from drunken youths that dont know their limit. Its a sad reality but not everyone is a drunkyard here which is dipicted by people that don't live here. Please do not judge my city for those that have never lived/visited Scotland.

There are certain areas within the Glasgow 'burbs that most of the crime comes from that is lumped into the stats as whole i can name every one of them and to be honest i'd never live in those areas. If we never had those suburbs our crime rate would be very low indeed.

There is much more to Scotland than Glasgow. My county has never had a murder and is near enough crime free. The attitudes and the people are changing, there is a different class of people where i live not the yobs you see in Pollok, Easterhouse, Drumchapel, no way!

Here are some photos from a typical day in Glasgow (Buchanan street) as you can see the city centre itself is very cosmopolitan, it has designer boutiques, fine dining and classy pubs/clubs like any other city. The city has transformed itself and for the better, its not the "hard" city it used to be. Look at New York another prime example.

Oh and look, no clouds or rain!

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