Skip to comments.El Paso: FBI Stats Deem Border City Safest In The Country 3 Years In A Row
Posted on 02/08/2013 10:44:10 AM PST by Biggirl
EL PASO, Texas - This dusty desert city sits directly across the Mexican border from what has been widely labeled as one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Ciudad Juarez. The bloody drug war has claimed an estimated 10,000 lives in Juarez in the last five years. Yet this week, for the third year in a row, El Paso was ranked as the safest U.S. city with a population greater that 500,000 by CQ Press, which compiled FBI's Uniform Crime Reports.
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So...the Waco FBI, says El Paso (US) is relatively crime free.....
I’ve been there....BS
I’ve driven through, not a chance it’s that safe.
The key words here are “over 500000” and it refers to the city itself.
Don’t go across the border and stay out of the dust storms and El Paso is a very safe city.
Safe if you happen to be on the Montana Canada border.
I agree with your BS assessment. The Mexican drivers are a threat to life and limb. It’s the only place we’ve ever seen with warning signs reading: No Coasting!
It’s really a low rent area.
I smell BS!
I’ve driven through, too. Driven, no way was I stopping.
Guess having to close the UTEP campus because of bullets not knowing to stop at the border counts much in their stats.
So, it must have changed drastically since the mid-80s when I was there.
What did they (local) do? Wall themselves up?
btw...if you ever go to El Paso..be prepared because virtually ALL people know Spanish....
Ive been there....BS
You're analysis is spot on. This a deliberate and malicious misinformation campaign by the government to give cover to the massive problem of illegals invading America.
The whole county and metro area is teeming with illegals and third-world types. The Mexican flag is seen as much, if not more often, than either the Texas or American flag. Mexican music (the "low rider" style) pollutes the airwaves and is heard blasting from cars constantly. Even many of the billboards on the highways are in Spanish. Needless to say, El Paso is a stronghold for Obama and all forms of socialism.
On the other hand, Texas does have the safest city in the country, Plano, Texas. It's geographically far away from El Paso and worlds away with plenty of smart, hard-working, Christian Conservatives and a high rate of gun ownership to ensure that outlaws and thugs are nearly non-entities.
“Over the years that the rankings have been published, the FBI, American Society of Criminology, and Criminal Justice Journalists, among others, have joined the Conference of Mayors in pointing to a variety of flaws.” - http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mayors-again-cite-damage-to-cities-by-misuse-of-fbi-crime-data-187933891.html
Lived there six years.
A EP Police sargent told me that they did not record most murders on the police blotter. It would make the city look bad. Most of the victims were near the border.
I was there in 1962. It wasn’t nice then....has to be much worse now.
The lies just keep on coming from the ‘most transparent’ administration ever, don’t they?
Rosa’s Cantina must be beyond the city limits. Watch out for mounted cowboys out back.
I count five of them...and a dozen or more off to the left.
Spent some time in EP visiting in the mid to end ‘80s -as a travel base to the western US- when my father worked under contract at Fort Bliss...Sierra Vista Apt’s up on McKinley Ave...nice view over the city and the planes going in and out.
Never had any problems in EP, and it’s not really “dusty desert” as far as I can remember.
Sometimes the violence from Juarez across the border seeps over into El Paso. It wouldn’t surprise me if a narco-related killing or kidnapping occurring in El Paso wasn’t recorded. I remember seeing a story/picture about a executions style killing where a van was shot up by machine guns. One car unloaded on the victims and then another car drove up later and laid on more bullets. Crazy stuff.
Back in the period of the Mexican Revolution (1910-20s) the various competing generals and their armies would fight in the streets of Jaurez. El Pasoans built bleachers so they could sit in comfort and watch the battles across the Rio Grande. Unfortunately, sometimes a stray bullet hit someone on our side of the river. Que Lastima!
Back during the CB craze, I was on the road and heard the truckers talking about "Poor Willie, who went into 'Mexican Overdrive' " on the downgrade to Durango, CO.
He lost his brakes.