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USA's safest cities? Surprise: SF is not one of them (Pelosi's district)
SFGate.com ^ | 10/29/09 | Anna Marie Hibble

Posted on 10/29/2009 10:11:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Forbes Magazine, famed for its exhaustive lists, has a new one: America's safest cities. The unusual thing about this list is that the list-makers used more than just violent crime statistics to assess the relative safety. Also among the data collected are the number of workplace fatalities, deaths by traffic, and deaths by natural disaster.

San Francisco ranks #25 in the list of 40 major metropolis regions,behind New York (#8), Detroit (#12), Chicago (#15), and Los Angeles (#19).

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluezones; safestcities; sanfrancisco; surprise; topten; usa

1 posted on 10/29/2009 10:11:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Full list Here
2 posted on 10/29/2009 10:12:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: NormsRevenge

When you see the homeless and drug addicts on Market Street you will not be surprised.


3 posted on 10/29/2009 10:14:31 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: NormsRevenge

Anna Marie Hibble (author) seems a tad tense...


4 posted on 10/29/2009 10:14:44 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t worry!...Stetchface is safe...in her guarded and gated mansion...


6 posted on 10/29/2009 10:15:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

“Maybe they don’t know San Francisco from Oakland...”

Yeah, after a while all those liberal cesspools sorta look alike. Sounds like the writer doesn’t like the conclusion so she’s attacking those who reached it.


7 posted on 10/29/2009 10:16:15 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Those who provide the least and demand the most have a voting majority.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cool, the two largest cities nearest to me are in the top five.


8 posted on 10/29/2009 10:16:27 AM PDT by Grunthor (Thank YOU George Bush, for giving us the GOP of today!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pelosi has increased the number of Washington pick-pockets in San Francisco.


9 posted on 10/29/2009 10:18:17 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

The writer is probably also teed off that SF came in behind San Jose, because SJ doesn’t have any culture like SF does.

As a San Jose resident, I can say it isn’t all that, but I’d rather live here than there.


10 posted on 10/29/2009 10:19:08 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Those who provide the least and demand the most have a voting majority.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Oh Lord!...Not you again!
11 posted on 10/29/2009 10:20:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

These rankings remind me of the Places Rated Almanac which said that New York was the healthiest city in the United States to live in because it had more hospitals per capita than any other city! Milwaukee number two??? No way.


12 posted on 10/29/2009 10:25:58 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: ZGuy

I’m scratching my head also. I live in Pittsburgh and according to their list, 7 fatalies from violent crime. Seems to me, from what I read in the news, that this city has at least one shooting or stabbing per day and more than just 7 deaths per year due to this.


13 posted on 10/29/2009 10:41:42 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Twin Cities #1?

They must have chosen to not consider the Cedar-Riverside area in MPLS.......


14 posted on 10/29/2009 10:42:30 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I read that San Francisco’s crime rate was actually underreported. I know it has a history of being quite dangerous.


15 posted on 10/29/2009 10:42:37 AM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: NormsRevenge
Satire???
16 posted on 10/29/2009 10:50:25 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Barack Obama - The wrong man, at the wrong time, for the wrong country.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Columbus Ohio has a Natural Disaster Risk of 34 while Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburg have a Natural Disaster Risk of 2.

Someone is pulling numbers out of their a*s to come up with this list. In trying to figure out where they came from, it appears others agree: http://www.sustainlane.com/us-city-rankings/articles/category-discussion-natural-disaster-risk/SDBLBAK938PSJ4IC3JWOKUUZWQ9H


17 posted on 10/29/2009 11:05:18 AM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: kpp_kpp
Someone is pulling numbers out of their a*s to come up with this list.

62% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

18 posted on 10/29/2009 11:05:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Just don’t go over any of the bridges.


19 posted on 10/29/2009 11:12:59 AM PDT by Reaganesque ("And thou shalt do it with all humility, trusting in me, reviling not against revilers.")
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a nice place to visit, not because of anything Pelosi has done, but I wouldn’t live there if it were free.


20 posted on 10/29/2009 11:15:21 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I was reading in my ol’ hometown paper online about local stuff, they have drive-bys there now or did..

It used to be 2 hours out of the Metro area, now it’s almost a suburb.. too bad.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 11:23:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

a lot less drive-bys in the south bay, just avoid the low rider mini-cars zipping in and out of traffic.. it’s a crazy area,, and people. just got to be on your toes. :-]


22 posted on 10/29/2009 11:25:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: 3catsanadog

I’m thinking that means seventh place for that category, not seven events.


23 posted on 10/29/2009 11:27:27 AM PDT by Darth Reardon (Im running for the US Senate for a simple reason, I want to win a Nobel Peace Prize - Rubio)
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To: NormsRevenge
Very likely an inaccurate and meaningless methodology. The rankings for crime, workplace fatalities, traffic deaths, and natural disaster risks are simply added. That assumes that 1) each of these 4 areas has equal weighting, and 2) the hazard is an area decreases proportionally with ranking.

I think most people would agree that deaths from all 4 areas combined per 100k population would be more meaningful.

But even this would be of little value, since rates can vary dramatically within areas of city. Better would be a map of death rates by the predominant ethnic makeup of a city, zip code, or annual income per family.

And even better would be some type of website where a user could put in their own methodology to see how the rankings turn out. Oh, but then we wouldn't be TOLD what to think.

24 posted on 10/29/2009 11:39:07 AM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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