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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; +1 Rocky As a full time LO,I see crime numbers others do not. More B&E's,Petty theft.DUI's. Domestic's#1...

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. #31
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    +1 Rocky
    As a full time LO,I see crime numbers others
    do not. More B&E's,Petty theft.DUI's.

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    Well, I view it as at 2. No large cities, and not that much besides the typical weekend DUIs.
    That said, I think things will get worse.....

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    I put our risk at 7 but it's probably closer to 8. We live in the South side of Nashville - not Dodge City but more illegals every day and crime on the rise. Constantly finding beer bottles in the parking lot and even the occasional "joint." The little stop n' rob on the corner (maybe three blocks down) has seen armed robbers on average of once a year for the last six years or so ... then there's our "little incident" last June where someone tried to crowbar their way into our apartment in the wee hours of the morning (along with four other apartments in our complex) - no, they've never been caught.

    That's the moment I decided to buy a weapon suitable for carry and get my permit. Both Mossbergs are also "deplugged" and loaded to the gills now, instead of merely accessible with shells nearby.

    More and more we're seeing multiple attackers on single victims around here and I hope to shortly upgrade my primary carry from a 5 shot J-frame to a 1911 (maybe even a G30). At that point the J-frame will become a constant BUG.

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    I say 7 because my neighborhood is off the beaten path, but in Maryland we are all currently potentially at risk do to the law. There are places within a few miles that I would rate as a 9 or 10.

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    I live in Pittsburgh, statistically (it seems) one of the safer and lower-crime metropolitan areas in the country. I also live in a neighborhood with a low crimes-per-100-folks rating. I'm nearby to slightly higher-crime areas (and some areas where things seem to be on the decline), but I'd place it no higher than 3.

    I work elsewhere, and I'd rate the risk there as a 1, if not lower. I think I'd have a better chance of being eaten by a land shark.

    It does not change the fact that I carry everywhere I'm legally entitled to do so.

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    Hard to say: I'm in Hoover, a neighbor to Bham. Crimes rates in the metro area are pretty low, but Bham is pretty high (110 murders in 2005, and about 10 so far in 2006). So I guess it depends on where you spend most of your time (i.e. if I worked in Bham, which I don't). You can bet I do't venture into the downtown area unarmed. I simply don't go to certain places either, no matter what the reason. Avoidance is the best defense.
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    I would say, I'm in a "1". I live in a small rural town. Everyone knows everyone. I do live not to far from Skidmore, MO. though.......:(

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    I live in a small town in upstate New York and the only thing that happens around here besides cow tipping is the occasional shed being broken into or a fight down at the local bar. So id have to give it a 2. Besides almost every home around here has at least a shotgun or rifle liveing in it so a would be burglar would think twice about a break in.


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    all areas should be a 10 you never know what your neighbors are like or what scum bag will come into your area all areas ar high crime areas.

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    True cnc, as far as vigilance goes - that is why I stress that in many cases it is not the frequency of crime only we have to consider.

    I am fishing here only tho for the perceived threat level, to get a picture of how we all see our locales - but as ever, even in a ''1'' - there is always potential for the freak happening, thus the need to maintain alertness even so.
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    Seems the highest responses are 3 and 5, so far at least. That's not so bad actually and I would expect people here to actually grade their areas a bit higher since we are all (hopefully) more aware and perhaps a bit paranoid. :) Only 21% of folks answering at 6 or above, not bad.

    I judged my area to be a 3, I live in a rural part of central Ohio. Not much going on out here that we have to worry about. But you get the occassional loony like anywhere else. I probably would have gone with a 2 but figured that with the sherrif was a bit of a ride away I'd bump it up one since you can't count on them coming to your assistance in a timely manner.
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    We live in a rural area with a Sheriffs Dept. who supports the right to protect personal property. I voted 2 only because we have a growing meth problem that results in unlawful entries at night. Our eight Airedales also believe in property rights and make a great racket when anyone comes around ( Airedale early warning system)

    Mrs. Airedale works in Louisville and I'd rate it an 8 or 9.


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    I'll take a 4. Outer ring suburb, semi-rural. Probable meth manufacture/use in nearby rural areas gives me pause. Max. security prison 5 miles down the road. Work in major metro area pushes me to the 5-6 range while there.
    Luke 22:36 And He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one."

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    I voted 4. At home, near zero, except for the fact that if someone blocks the driveway, no way out! Our place is very secluded so I have a chance to assess visitors as they approach.

    We only have 35 acres but it is very odd shaped property which includes some forest, gullies and river bottom. Trespassers or someone looking to do a little "off site illegal farming" are always possible, so I am constantly armed when away from the house. I can travel over 3/4 mile and still be on my property.

    At the shop, well its a good neighborhood, but still an open-to-the-public business, so I'm always armed there also. Maybe a 5 at work.

    Pueblo definately has some 10 areas, but I just avoid those, especially at night.

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    I would say a 1. This is north central Arkansas, very rural. Nearly every household has a firearm of some kind. We have a minimal security prison a few miles away and the warden warns the inmates that it would be very hazardous to there health if they were to try and escape. There is a good chance they would be shot. Evidently they believe it very few problems thus far. But like was stated earlier,It only takes once.

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