1 thru 10 - time to vote!

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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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    1or2 at home here in the country. 4 in the city about 1hr south.
    livin in the woods...feelin mighty good

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    I voted 6. My complex is good. Although there was a break-in 2 weeks ago. The surounding area is low income apartments, where there is alot of drug dealing. Last month a pizza boy was found beated very badly, in the complex across the street. I was speaking to an officer who was on the seen, who said "this isnt uncomon at all".

    If I move to Jacksonville, I feel the number would be higher .

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    I live in an area known as "The meth capital of the world" were 95% of all crimes are meth related. I was very surprised to hear this personally, would think Salem Oregon might have a fair share of addicts and the meth captial might be someplace like LA or NY.
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    When I worked up north the threat was much higher. Where I am now the city is growing very fast and so its the rating.
    Gary 9 or 10
    Michigan city 7
    South bend 8
    Lafayette 5 and growing
    Indianapolis 7 to 10 depending on the area.
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    I think I put it down as a 3, because we live at the edge of wilderness. On second thought... a cougar was on the roof last month....she saw three timber wolves last week as she came out of the hen house...the black bears are denned up now, but moose tracks are still showing up.
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    I figure a 3 for my home area.
    New suburb, growing fast. Most crime is rich kids with drugs or petty break-ins. (I live in the lower priced/mid range homes area. Not a big target for the thieves looking for loot I would guess.)
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

    “The way you get shot by a concealed weapons permit holder is, you point a gun at him,” the Sheriff said.

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    Isn't it interesting that people on this Forum who've taken part in this poll by in large rate their area's risk factor at level 5 or less!

    At the time of this post, 80.51% rate their areas at the mid-level of the range, a 5.

    Remove those who choose the 5, and 62.98, essentially 63% of us feel we live in areas that are safer than that mid-point, level 4 or below.

    It looks to me like most everyone is aware they live in at least a minimal threat level area, but the vast majority feel that the greatest threat is outside their own areas. And they most likely are correct in that assumption.

    The danger lies in thinking that these numbers represent something other than "relative risk." What needs to be kept high-up in the thought process is the fact that most all of our "worst case scenarios" can happen anywhere.

    That's what makes these events "news." Such stories often begin with, "In the quiet little neighborhood of. . ."

    I would have worried if the numbers had shown the majority feeling they lived in the higher-threat regions. The way the numbers are showing up suggest to me that we are not a bunch of "paranoids," just reasonable people reacting reasonably to our environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmike
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    That's what makes these events "news." Such stories often begin with, "In the quiet little neighborhood of. . ."
    After I posted, I saw police reports of 2 incidents nearby.
    (1) School children robbed at gunpoint
    (2) Armed home invasion

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    Most of the time the city I live in would be a 2 to 4. But there is a fast growing "drug" problem all over town. Break ins are on the rise, cars are getting broken into ect. I live in a ok part of the town, but a few blocks up or down the street and you better have a plan!
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    I said a 1 because we're 5 miles from nearest town of 3000 and pretty much everyone is armed in Idaho. Maybe closer to a 2 with farm land turning into rural neighborhoods.
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