Humorous headline "New York the safest big U.S. city"

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    Humorous headline "New York the safest big U.S. city"

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/na/cp_w091915A.xml.html
    http://www.morganquitno.com/cit04pop.htm
    New York remained the safest of the 10 largest cities in the United States in 2005, with about one crime reported for every 37 people.
    This has got to be the dumbest I've seen today.

    You have a city where you have a 1:37 chance of being a VICTIM. Those are really bad odds, considering it is for ONE YEAR (2003). How come it sounds like they want to celebrate? (must be because there are not #1)

    If I lived there, I'd be moving! I think where I live has a crime rate of 1:500 or better.
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    I'm a former ny'er - lived in NYC the 1st 40 years of my life. I've been in FL for the past 10 years and I'm not going back to NY.

    I can't believe that bloomberg likes those stats. What a jerk.
    Also, the likelihood of being a victim varies widely depending on where, when and who you are in the city.
    So, I'd like to see bloomberg live in a low rent district, like "Bedford Stuyvesant", working the night shift - and see how he'd like not having the option of legally arming/defending himself.

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    Did they finally stop paroling Felons?

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    1:37 huh! And that's ''safe''?

    Well if I could translate those odds to a lottery win I'd go buy a lot of tickets!
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    Did they finally stop paroling Felons?
    Most of them are in politics...


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    One in 37? That could be the ratio for the whole state of Montana!


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    The national figures showed that violent crime rose 2.3 per cent last year, the first increase since 2001. But in New York City, violent crimes - which include rape, murder, robbery and aggravated assault - fell 1.9 per cent.
    So they are having an off year, lets see what happens in the long run.
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    WHAT!!!! It's NOT DC???
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    Even my wife, who is not a packer but has become 2A friendly over the years, turned to me after seeing this on the news this morning and said "a one in thirty seven chance of being victimized is good?"

    I am not certain but I think the Wildebeast trying to cross a crocodile infested river have a better survival ratio.

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    An Opossum crossing I-5 in Seattle at rush hour has a better chance then that.

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    I spoke with my NYPD buddy last night and the numbers are completely fabricated.

    What do you consider it if someone holds a knife to your throat and takes your wallet?

    Normally, even in NYC, it is called Robbery. (Meaning it is a theft commited with a deangerous/deadly weapon).

    That is only the case though if the precinct commander wants to be chewed out for having those numbers go up.

    Instead he had the crook booked on Menacing and Petty Larceny. Lower violent crimes that would not harm his numbers or make him look bad to the brass. Never mind that the repeat criminal gets off with a lighter charge than he warranted and is on the street that much quicker... Numbers are everything.

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    if a 1/37 ratio is good what would they consider as a bad one?
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    I believe they're in complete denial of the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    I believe they're in complete denial of the truth.


    you think?

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    i got the piss beat out of me in Brooklyn two years ago.........what an f'ed up city.....

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