Humorous headline "New York the safest big U.S. city"
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New York remained the safest of the 10 largest cities in the United States in 2005, with about one crime reported for every ...
September 19th, 2006 07:41 PM
Humorous headline "New York the safest big U.S. city"
This has got to be the dumbest I've seen today.
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.
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.
Last edited by goawayfarm; September 19th, 2006 at 07:44 PM.
Reason: added link to charts with more info
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September 19th, 2006 08:02 PM
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.
September 19th, 2006 08:28 PM
Did they finally stop paroling Felons?
September 19th, 2006 09:09 PM
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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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September 19th, 2006 09:12 PM
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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September 20th, 2006 01:00 AM
September 20th, 2006 08:40 AM
So they are having an off year, lets see what happens in the long run.
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.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
September 20th, 2006 08:53 AM
WHAT!!!! It's NOT DC???
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September 20th, 2006 09:45 AM
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.
September 21st, 2006 03:51 AM
An Opossum crossing I-5 in Seattle at rush hour has a better chance then that.
September 21st, 2006 10:31 AM
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.
September 21st, 2006 12:14 PM
if a 1/37 ratio is good what would they consider as a bad one?
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September 21st, 2006 12:34 PM
I believe they're in complete denial of the truth.
September 22nd, 2006 12:27 AM
September 22nd, 2006 11:18 AM
i got the piss beat out of me in Brooklyn two years ago.........what an f'ed up city.....
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