This is a discussion on 2010 City Crime Rate Rankings within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; See N.J. only came in 2nd place...that's probably because they have such great gun control! <sarc>...
See N.J. only came in 2nd place...that's probably because they have such great gun control! <sarc>
McKinney is 350, I'll take that. I drive through Allen (380) and Plano (349) to get to work in Richardson (313), I like my part or town!
I grew up in a rough part of Dallas (52) so I think I moved up a bit in overall safety.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
7 of the top 50 are in Ohio. I'm rather surprised that Dayton beat out Cincinnati. That is why I try to avoid the cities when I make it back to Ohio.
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Somebody, remind me again why I continue to live so near to St. Louis? At least we are #1 at something! :(
Note to self...make list of 400 cities not to visit.
Oh wait, here's a list right here...Thanks for posting!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Awww, no Harrisburg, PA. I guess that's a good thing :)
The numbers are so skewed.. I wouldn't trust any list they put together. Depending on where they draw the lines, they can make the stats say whatever they like. I was born and raised in St. Louis County, and now live in St. Peters, (still in greater St. Louis metro area) But I'm pretty sure they compare crime per capita, and use the actual "St. Louis City Population" numbers. Have you driven through the actual "city" of St. Louis. NO ONE lives there, lol. St. Louis's "real" population is in the "greater St. Louis county/area" I would bet big money if they computed the numbers of crime per capita with the whole greater metro area St. Louis would drop CONSIDERABLY down the list. Just sayin... be wary of the "stats"
besides, 67.8% of all statistics are made up on the spot! :)
Tacoma made #55 on the list and is the highest rated crime city in the state. I believe it. While I have never encountered any major crimes around here. You hear and read plenty about it and a majority of the youngsters around here like to look ghetto fabalous. (hoodie and baggy pants=cool in Tacoma)
I'd take the numbers with a grain of salt, wasn't it Mark Twain that said "lies, damn lies and statistics".
Indy is 29th, holy smokes batman
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Cincinnati ranking right with Newark NJ at 24th...and as other have said NYC is way below that??
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I grew up in Norfolk and lived in Richmond. It gives me a reason to conceal carry.