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Old 04-30-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I like this thread but I was under the impression that we were talking about "developed" countries, not 3rd world countries. Also, I am amazed that some people have included cities like Glasgow, Dublin, etc. No offense but these cities are very safe compared to most American cities. Right now, New Orleans is the most dangerous American city and Detroit is another dangerous city!

Finally, I would like to include Philadelphia, I was in Philadelphia last June and although it is an interesting city, I did not feel safe at all. I would say 70% of the city of Philadelphia is GHETTO(slums), especially the West Side and North Side. The murder rate in Philadelphia in 2007 was about 1 a day or 394 murders in 2007, I doubt you will find any city in Europe with 1 murder/day

Typical North Philadelphia slum http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/87...8624662790.jpg

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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Repubocrat is right; New Orleans has the highest murder rate of any large city in the developed world.

To put it in perspective, New Orleans has already recorded 60 murders so far in 2009, out of a population of only 330,000. And this is considered a big improvement over the last couple years! New Orleans had 179 murders overall in 2008 - about the same as London, population 7.6 MILLION.

It's not even close to being comparable. New Orleans "wins."
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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Wherever you have multiple, often disparate, cultures/classes living in close proximity to one another, you're going to have crime and violence.
I agree . Its not the ideal scene mixing all races together in one place, its bound to cause hates and violence and it does.The crime rate in the Uk has gone up due to immigartion of opposite races and cultures, causing clashes, and divisions.
The government people who design these immigration policies live in dreamy worlds where all races hand each other flowers and say please sir
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pennsylvania / Dull Germany
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It seems that a lot of Russian cities are very dangerous, and I've seen crime stats at various points in time that show surprisingly high crime rates for the Baltic capitals (Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius) and many other parts of the ex-USSR.
Hmm, I`ve been in Tallinn last year and found it impressingly unviolent, abolutely no problem to walk through the city at night. I have also been at the Balti Jaam Railwaystation, the old City Hall and the harbour area, it was a very safe place in my opinion.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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I like this thread but I was under the impression that we were talking about "developed" countries, not 3rd world countries. Also, I am amazed that some people have included cities like Glasgow, Dublin, etc. No offense but these cities are very safe compared to most American cities. Right now, New Orleans is the most dangerous American city and Detroit is another dangerous city!

Finally, I would like to include Philadelphia, I was in Philadelphia last June and although it is an interesting city, I did not feel safe at all. I would say 70% of the city of Philadelphia is GHETTO(slums), especially the West Side and North Side. The murder rate in Philadelphia in 2007 was about 1 a day or 394 murders in 2007, I doubt you will find any city in Europe with 1 murder/day

Typical North Philadelphia slum http://farm1.static.flickr.com/42/87...8624662790.jpg

moscow has about 3 murders a day, and during the 90's it avg about 7, so there is one European city.

and watch this video of a slum in glasgow

BBC NEWS | UK | Can US crime 'miracle' help Glasgow?
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: CA
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At least in the US, the violent crime statistics can be misleading in that some cities the vast majority of violence is between gang members or isolated to bad neighborhoods and you don't run into much trouble as long as you aren't falling into those categories. (It was like this in Chicago when I lived there.)

Other cities have a lot more armed muggings, car-jackings, home invation etc. where the crime is widespread.

So, I'd rather live in a city with a "higher" overall murder rate as long as the deaths are predominantly isolated to rival gangs instead of shooting some young mom over her car type stuff.


Agreed, an important point to make. Gang-on-gang crime in the US skews statistics in a way.
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Old 05-04-2009, 09:00 AM
Vit
 
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
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russian cities are pretty dangerous but not Moscow and St. Petersburg.
other cities, less touristic like: Yekatirenburg, Vladivostok, Kazan...
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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russian cities are pretty dangerous but not Moscow and St. Petersburg.
other cities, less touristic like: Yekatirenburg, Vladivostok, Kazan...
I heard a person mention to me about Khabarovsk being kind of violent, but then again, I haven't been there.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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you can't only be saying stuff based on rates. I'll bring an example.
Naples in Italy, and i think it's times worse than most of the "bad" cities in USA for example, has got a high crime rate, but a lot more crime, homicide, robberies and whatever aren't registered.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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I heard stuff about certain areas of Paris having a very serious violent crime issue. The problem is that the city itself is georgeous, but the outskirts aren't registered offically as "Paris", so the issues get swept under the rug.
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