Skip to comments.America's Safest and Most Dangerous Cities
Posted on 11/21/2005 7:18:39 PM PST by Lorianne
Cities over 500,000:
San Jose, CA El Paso, TX Honolulu, HI New York, NY Austin, TX San Diego, CA Louisville, KY San Antonio, TX Fort Worth, TX Jacksonville, FL
Most Dangerous 10:
Detroit, MI Baltimore, MD Washington, DC Memphis, TN Dallas, TX Philadelphia, PA Columbus, OH Nashville, TN Houston, TX Charlotte, NC
Based on What?
Seems like a teaser ad to get people to pay for complete report.
Based on the percentage of....
Supposedly murder rate 63 per 100,000 in Camden NJ ... caompared to 43 per 100,000 in active duty in the military.
Doesn't it seem odd that cities like LA, Chicago, and New York are not on this list?
Hmmm... I do notice some common factors among the safest, and common factors among the unsafest.
New York is listed under safest. I suspect that with huge cities, the massive suburbs, with lower crime, tend to cancel out the more crime-ridden inner cities. Of course, I've also known of several cities that quit reporting certain types of crime to lower their crime rate.
Thank Terrell Bolton.
Sadly, the ten most dangerous have the most minorities in them....better wise up and listen to Bill Cosby.
Well, thanks to voting Dinkins out of office, there are probably at least 15,000 people that are now alive who wouldn't be, just in NYC alone.
I'm in Dallas, in a largely Hispanic neighborhood near downtown. What these stats don't tell you is that the violent crime is largely isolated to certain areas and ethnic groups. I've lived here for six years in a restored historic neighborhood, and the only crime I've ever experienced is theft of plant pots off the porch. But every weekend, I can sit outside and hear the gunshots and squealing tires from the Hispanic nightclub two blocks away. I've often wondered why people jam a club every weekend when it's almost guaranteed that someone will get knifed or shot there. Personally, I'd probably decide to go to a movie or something instead.
Oh yeah .....El Paso, San Antonio and Austin ???
I'll add humor to key words.....
Baltimore here... actually county... but I NEVER go to the city, except when my daughter preforms in the Moscow Ballet Nutcracker (her 6th year)
There is a Zoo inside the Baltimore Zoo, I drive around it everyday. The fence is called the Baltimore Beltway and all the animals live inside its borders. I don't feed them but they constantly ask for handouts.
I live south of Waco, and mismanagement in Dallas is legendary, as is the incompetence of mayor Laura Miller and the council. When the Dallas Cowboys started negotiations to move back to Dallas into Fair Park, I said "it's never gonna happen. Dallas will never get it's act together enough to put a decent proposal on the table. The Cowboys will end up in Arlington." Sure enough, Laura Miller (applauded by the communists at Texas Monthly) laid down the law to Jerry Jones, and they basically told him he'd be paying for renovation of the entire crime ridden Fair Park area, in exchange for which, they'd also let him renovate the Cotton Bowl.
Jones is moving to Arlington, which now houses the Texas Rangers and the original Six Flags.
Bolton is simply another example of what happens when liberals get control of cities.
New Jersey ping . . . don't ever go to Camden if you value your life!
New York is MUCH safer than it was in the Dinkins era and before. I'm not surprised at all to find it on the list of safest cities. Thank you, Rudy Giuliani.
CAREFUL. This story has already been pulled at least once today.
Memphis TN, no surprise here. Thug city.
New York's rebirth could serve as an example to many cities. Put criminals in jail, and leave law-abiding people alone. Seems to work.
Anti-gun lobby alert!@!
I live a stone's throw from where the new Cowboys Stadium will stand, and I think it's pitiful that Dallas didn't work with Jones to put the Cowboys back in Fair Park. Roads and parking are already there, and what an opportunity to clean up that part of the city!
Now, with Texas/OU ready to pull out of Dallas, they're talking about spending a fortune to renovate the decrepit Cotton Bowl for a couple of games a year.
Is Nashville Tenn. a large minority city? I never really thought of it as one.
I lived in El paso for 17 years, moving to Charlotte in 2001. Property crimes are very high in El Paso, but murders, shootings, and home invasions are an epedemic in Charlotte. P>S> many of the victims here are Hispanic; lot's of black on brown crime.
El Paso surprised me.
LOL. My Marine kept telling me that he was safer in Afghanistan than I was in Memphis last year.
San Antonio the most safe?
Where are you located? I'm about 3 blocks from the Whole Foods on Greenville Ave, and about 3 blocks from where the DPD officer was shot and killed the week before last.
Dallas sucks. I was raised there. The city gov't. sucks and everything about it sucks. I moved to Tarrant Co. (Ft. Worth, etc.) as soon as I could drive. I still have to go to Dallas, but only when I HAVE to go to Dallas. It's a racist (by minorities) city, and I'd never recommend any business or family move there. It is as good as lost. The suburbs are filling up. I'm moving to the country as soon as I can. Socialism sucks, too, obviously.
Nashville and Columbus must have grown big enough as metro areas to develop dysfunctional ghettos within city limits that are a considerable percentage of the population, that neither city has effectively coped with, is my guess. I am surprised about Columbus.
Wow! I'm sure I'm not the only one who noticed the predominance of Wisconsin in the safest metro areas. Seven of the overall safest 15 metro areas are, according to this study, in mid-Wisconsin, in a pattern kinda-sorta-almost centered around Lake Winnebago. Makes a man (especially a man who wants his family to be safe) think.
As a first crude cut at it, it appears that Texan Hipanics are pretty law abiding.
I won't even go to the safest cities because I value my life, ROTFLOL!
I didn't know mid Wisconsin had any metropolitan areas. LOL.
Trouble in Charlotte.
So Fort Worth is safe and Dallas is dangerous? Should I build a house on the county line so I have a fighting chance?!
Calgary might be worth a shot, though. ;-)
Its Dallas city, not county. Unless big cities as the metro areas grow have amenities that attract the Yuppies and the gentry, who can afford private schools, they tend to deteriorate as folks move outside the city limits. They tend to become parking lots for the underclass.
Lucky me. I get to go to the city ( Dallas) every day! </sarcasm>
Columbus, OH being on the 10 worst list will be usable by Blackwell against the dem running (mayor of Columbus)... Coleman.
The problem in Nashville is the idjit police chief who is the mayor's "boy". Has the cops spending all their time writing traffic tickets to produce revenue instead of doing the real job.
I always post under my real name and the idjit mayor is one of my neighbors, but somehow I don't think he'll see it on FreeRepublic.
This list is not of "metropolitan areas" (which would include outer suburbs). It's just of the cities themselves which in the case of New York means just the 5 boroughs of New York City.
I drove through Camden a couple of years ago,looked like the worst part of Detroit all over.
This is not counties or metropolitan areas including outer suburbs... it's just cities and their per capita crime rates.
True to an extent, Torie. I'm a big advocate of the exurbs; living 20 miles or so from the center of Charlotte, and outside the confines of Mecklenburg County, I'm able to enjoy the city attractions when I wish, whilst living in a low-tax, low-crime, good school, and overwhelmingly Republican environment. As I say on the NCFR board from time to time, GOOM (Get Out Of Mecklenburg).
That said, I'm highly skeptical of Charlotte's position in the top ten of the "most dangerous" list. Many statistical red flags. As HuntvilleTxVet noted, "most dangerous" isn't defined on the information freely available; perhaps it is if you pay. Only 32 cities with a population exceeding 500,000? I don't think so! And then, of course, you run into the old demographical/statistical problem of where the lines between cities and suburbs are drawn. Are the "most dangerous" stats based on city limits, or on some other measure of what constitutes the "center city"? And that's just for starters. Bah.