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This is a discussion on 1 thru 10 - time to vote! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; WOW! Kudos guys - what a great and fast response :smile; Thank you - let's have plenty more so the poll sample gets large. Roadrunner ...

View Poll Results: Your perceived crime risk quotient in your area

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  • Risk factor 10 (highest)

    1 0.59%
  • Risk factor 9

    0 0%
  • Risk factor 8

    4 2.35%
  • Risk factor 7

    14 8.24%
  • Risk factor 6

    16 9.41%
  • Risk factor 5

    30 17.65%
  • Risk factor 4

    24 14.12%
  • Risk factor 3

    36 21.18%
  • Risk factor 2

    30 17.65%
  • Risk factor 1

    15 8.82%
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  1. #16
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    WOW! Kudos guys - what a great and fast response :smile; Thank you - let's have plenty more so the poll sample gets large.

    Roadrunner - oh yes indeed, how well I recall that poor pizza guy!
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    For some reason, there's plenty of road rage on my way into Downtown Dallas.
    Oh my yes - in 2003 wife and I were down there and tho Saturday morning, so not major commute - we followed a buddy in to town for the Market hall gun show - shucks - talk about ''competitive'' driving going in on I 20 I guess it was - phew!!!
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    I make it mandatory that all my employees carry, and get proper firearms training. I think I'm a good boss!
    Otis - put yourself about a bit and spread the word. Oh my - what a refreshing change.

    Hmmm - Otis clones - sounds good to me
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    i live in a medium sized college town (population about 120k) and i voted 2. Crime tends to be fairly low here, but once in a blue moon the idiot freshmen get a coors light or two in their system and decide to raise hell. About a year and half ago they burnt a few cars up and other acts of poor breeding. Thats why i keep the AR and the 870 loaded and ready to go. Maybe a bit paranoid, but if I never need it, great. And if i do.....

    (link to most recent riot)
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    I would have to say a 3 for my little town, could get away with a 2 but there has been a small rise in crime in my area but it has not been violent crimes. Where I work the risk is higher do to the county jail and court rooms being in the same building and for the fact I can not carry at work.

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    I live in a suburb of OKC, in the last few years the crime rate has went up a lot. The neighborhood I live in is mostly older folks but as they get older and pass on or move the houses are slowly becoming rent houses.

    A few months back we had someone or some people following older folks to there house and robbing them. Each robbery seem to get more violent.

    Because of some of the recent problems I voted a 7.

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    However ''safe'' anyone considers their ''20'' - let me reiterate one of my fave mantras - ''expect the unexpected''.

    As I said in first post - frequency of crime may be low - but no way to know when something may go down. In fact it could be argued that my ''2'' vote and others similar - could be lulled into a sense of false security - such that the one time something does happen, we are not maybe ready. This is why I carry with as much dedication as if I was a city dweller!
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    What I am reading is that no matter how low the level, there still is violent crime. All it takes is the 0.00001 % that a meth head or a wack-a-doodle decides to break into my home or assualt my loved ones or me while I am present. I prepare for the 0.00001 % because IF it it turns into a situation, then I have been been moved from the 0% to the 100% in a blink of an eye.

    Without any extra knowledge from LE, I would rate my area as a 2 moving up to 3. Having talked to LEO, i would rate it as a 3 moving up to a 4.

    In any case, I'm prepared AND hoping that my preparations will never be tested.

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    sojourner - exactamundo!! Even here, meth is a big problem - in fact some consider rural is worse for that.

    Frequency does tend to alter our ''score'' assessment but - indeed, the potential for violent crime is omnipresent. I hope to stay in the .00001% risk zone but that alone is no guarantee of zero problems.

    One day off guard even in ''safe'' zones is maybe the one day something goes down.

    It is tho heartening to see such a good response here and again I say thx. The overall ''feel'' from this poll is very useful.

    Keep 'em comin folks.
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    P95, thats why i keep several loaded mags for my AR ready to go. Sure people think having 210 rounds of black hills 68gr stacked in USGI mags in my closet is a bit excessively paranoid, but if i never need it the only loss is the cost of the mags and ammo (about $100). And if there is a riot or Katrina style event here, then a lot of socialists /blissy ninny's /gun grabbers are gonna be really kicking themselves while i smile and ask if they want to borrow my AK :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by the-fly
    P95, thats why i keep several loaded mags for my AR ready to go. Sure people think having 210 rounds of black hills 68gr stacked in USGI mags in my closet is a bit excessively paranoid, but if i never need it the only loss is the cost of the mags and ammo (about $100).
    Price of full mags, $100. Peace of mind, priceless!!!

    In the worst case scenario, it cost you $100 to alleviate your "paranoid" tendencies. Way cheaper than a head shrink.

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    ilive in small town, pretty peascful but I rated it a 3 because of occasional drug bust and meth labs found.

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    If I were honest, I'd say a 1, but I'll go with 2. Smallish town, nice neighborhood, no major crimes to speak of except for the odd burglary, stolen car or crime of passion (wife shoots hubby's girlfriend, etc) a few times a year, and these usualy happen on the "other side of the tracks" across town. I know that a crime can happen any time and any place, but a lot depends on where you happen to be and I stay away from the areas that DO have a history of problems unless absolutely necessary. Besides, my wife and I both have our trusty shootin' irons with us whenever we go out, the house is full of kids, dogs, an alarm and double sealed storm windows, not to mention a few loaded weapons in strategic locations... just in case.
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    Well, my county had it's only murder of the year back in December. So, I'd say a 1. Really, I'm far more concerned about dog attack while in the park with my daugter, than I am about intrapersonal violence. Things are a lot different here than what I'm used to. Where I used to live, I would have voted 11 or 12. It was like a war zone. My old county, it was a matter of murders per day.
    Of course, I still maintain at least condition yellow at all times, because you never know. It's not quite Mayberry here, but close. Not as nice as last year, but not bad, by any stretch of the word.
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    I'd say a 3, and I'm probably being paranoid. I live and work in suburbia and feel pretty safe here. On the other hand, we're just 20 minutes from downtown and I do spend a bit of time there - mainly at the weekend morning java joint with fellow riders, or with my spouse for an occasional dinner.

    Play hard, stupid or mean and there's plenty of trouble to be had. Play smart, nice and safe and life is usually much easier.

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    I voted 4. Springfield is a medium-sized city (175k) but is one of the fastest growing areas around. We also have 5 universities so during the school year there are about 20,000 students running around.

    "4" may be a little high because our violent crime rate really isn't too bad. We don't have too many problems with gangs although in the past couple of years there have been more and more problems (including a shooting the other night with 9 GSW victims). Missouri is currently the meth capitol of the US (MO and CA trade off every few years) and that is a huge problem in this area. This being the case, while there isn't a lot of crime, there is definately potential for lots of problems.
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