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Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

Posted on 11/13/2010 12:26:44 PM PST by FS11

According to Forbes, the top 10 most dangerous cities are:

1. Memphis, Tenn.

2. St. Louis, Mo.

3. Kansas City, Mo.

4. Detroit, Mi.

5. Miami, Fla.

6. Tulsa, Okla.

7. Nashville-Davidson, Tenn.

8. Indianapolis, Ind.

9. Oklahoma City, Okla.

10. Stockton, Calif.

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/nashville-ranked-seventh-most-dangerous-city

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: city; crime; dangerous; most
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To: Tax-chick
Tulsa, less than 9% black. Oklahoma City, around 11% black.

Well, as someone earlier pointed out, the "danger" isn't necessarily related to crimes.

21 posted on 11/13/2010 12:47:55 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: FS11

I am shocked to see that cities such as Newark, NJ are not on this list.


22 posted on 11/13/2010 12:50:35 PM PST by I Hate Obama ("Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther Party." -Forest Gump)
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To: righttackle44

I actually watched an episode of some gang documentary show last night. The city was OKC. Seems a lot of families left LA in the 1980s to get their kids out of the gang infested areas of LA and went to OKC. The kids all grouped back up and started new gangs.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 12:52:26 PM PST by riri
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To: Tax-chick

From the article...

“The magazine used 2009 data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s statistics on violent crimes per 100,000 along with 2008 Department of Transportation data on the number of traffic fatalities per 100,000 residents. Furthermore, Forbes only ranked cities with 250,000 residents or more.

Chicago, Las Vegas and Virginia Beach, Va., were not included in the ranking due to lack of data.”

http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/nashville-ranked-seventh-most-dangerous-city


24 posted on 11/13/2010 12:53:21 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Tax-chick

Things must have really changed in Tulsa since I lived there, because it was just about the safest city I’ve ever been in. More like a small town than a city.


25 posted on 11/13/2010 12:53:23 PM PST by mojito
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To: bwc2221

Lol!


26 posted on 11/13/2010 12:54:02 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: FS11; All

United States cities by crime rate:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate


27 posted on 11/13/2010 12:57:27 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: FS11

I see that Stockton is falling down the list, I wonder if it’s because it’s actually getting better, or rather that the rest of the top 10 have gotten worse.


28 posted on 11/13/2010 12:57:35 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: riri

“The kids all grouped back up and started new gangs.”

Why didn’t they just spank ‘em and send ‘em to bed?;)


29 posted on 11/13/2010 12:58:01 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: FS11

All those country singers with guns, y’know....


30 posted on 11/13/2010 12:58:40 PM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Tulsa doesn’t have a lot of minorities, period. A few rough neighborhoods, both white and minority, but I expect this ranking is driven by traffic fatalities, because seat belt usage is low in Oklahoma.


31 posted on 11/13/2010 1:01:06 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: FS11

This listing is useless without D.C. and NOLA in the top 5.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 1:03:04 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Tax-chick
seat belt usage is low in Oklahoma.

Where are they in beer guzzling? :)

33 posted on 11/13/2010 1:07:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dalebert

Just the facts, folks.

If you don’t find your city on this list, then here is another one for you.

http://www.morganquitno.com/cit06pop.htm


34 posted on 11/13/2010 1:07:50 PM PST by FS11
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To: ETL

Add to that the growing number of muslims in Tn. Several of those cities also have growing numbers of them.

http://www.islamproject.org/education/United_States.html


35 posted on 11/13/2010 1:10:46 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: ETL

Impressively high, I would say, from personal experience. Also whiskey-tippling, among your Knights of Columbus, who (I suppose) wear their seatbelts to avoid being traffic fatalities.


36 posted on 11/13/2010 1:12:31 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: FS11

Chicago, Las Vegas and Virginia Beach, Va., were not included in the ranking due to lack of data.

How convenient. That says to me Chicago topped the list, Vegas probably in the top 10 also. Hidden stats for Harry and Obongo.


37 posted on 11/13/2010 1:13:31 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Tax-chick; ETL

That is, I was not guzzling the beer myself (wine is my favored adult beverage) but observed the consumption by my fellow Tulsans.


38 posted on 11/13/2010 1:16:03 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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To: Tax-chick

Lol! I see.

In any case, guzzling + no seat belts = danger!


39 posted on 11/13/2010 1:18:19 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

The vast majority of traffic fatalities are *yes* alcohol and *no* seat belt. Of the two, no seat belt is the most closely correlated with fatalities. This makes traffic fatalities a very quirky proxy for “dangerous city,” because the event is almost completely under the control of the individual. If I wear my seat belt, I will not be a traffic fatality (with exceptions nearing statistical zero).


40 posted on 11/13/2010 1:21:34 PM PST by Tax-chick (Don't forget to show your work!)
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