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Most Dangerous City Then And Now  
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

What do you think is the most dangerous city then and Now. I have to say MIAMI FL was the most dangerous city in the 20s and 80s but not any more. Some people think NY is very dangerous but it isnt. Miami has a higher crime rate but not as many crimes. So what is your vote


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
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User currently offlineHeederA380 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

I don't exactly get excited at the idea of going to certain sections of LA, especially after nightfall.

I think every city has its rough sections, or in other words, places you wouldn't want to take your kids. NY, Chicago, DC, Boston, LA, Houston, Detroit, etc.....



User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4781 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

Detroit has been rather notorious for a long time...but now I think it ranks behind Baltimore in the murder rate.

User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3105 times:

By world standards, most North American cities barely qualify as dangerous, though some neighbourhoods within then probably do.

Probably the best contenders for World's Most Dangerous City are Freetown, Sierra Leone in the 'war-torn' category and Cape Town, South Africa in the 'peacetime' category.



User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Traverse City Michigan!

User currently offlineLeftseat86 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3095 times:

Yeah, you never know when a guy like Chad will mug ya!  Nuts

I think LA is NOT as dangerous as you guys think...I've been through Compton, Watts and Inglewood with 0 problems...I bet Toulouse is more dangerous than LA!  Smile


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

driving through compton is nothing! i have stayed with my friends out there, walked to the grocery stores at night and sat out on the porch drinking 40's with my friends who live there. I really think compton is not any where close to what its cracked up to be. i mean for a white boy from, Scottsdale, AZ driving around CPT in a Mustang GT, without a problem would seem impossible but hey no problems at all! Everyone I come in contact with there is really nice. But i would want to anger some of those fools thats for sure! I would think some south american cities are much more dangerous than anything in the U.S., how about Beiruit, or israel/palestine?

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I always thought Gary, Indiana had the highest homicide rate o fall the major cities. Been like that for a while now I think.


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User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

I've always felt that L.A., Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, Philly, Pittsburgh, Boston, parts of Miami, PHOENIX (by far!), and DENVER were very, very dangerous places.

I would not be caught dead in Denver under any circumstance, nor Phoenix. NEVER.

The most dangerous city worldwide has got to be Jerusalem, ugh, I'd never ever want to go there.

In fact pretty much every city in Africa and the middle east is dangerous, I'd stay away from it period.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Aloha you dont get out much to those cities do you?? I lived in Denver for 10 years and Phoenix, well north scottsdale area for 5 years. If you are afraid of being in these two cities then you must be afraid of your own shadow!

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

No I've never been there but I had a great aunt who lived in both Denver and Phoenix, nd she vowed never to return. I heard lots of horror stories from her, including a drive-by which happened one block from her house.

Scary stuff.


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

drive by's happen anywhere though! DEN and PHX really are little sissy towns in all honesty... there is rotten people all over ya know, just a shame that stuff happend near your aunts house!

User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

my mates cousin rekons you cant walk from one side of Adelaide to the other without being attacked by machette wielding vietnamese.

User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3043 times:


My vote goes to... Jerusalem!, and also Gaza in Israel


User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

Trickijedi,

Correct. During the 80s the city of Gary average about one murder per 1,000 residents. Today, the crime rate has considerably gone down, relatively speaking, especially when Superfly left for California.  Big grin


User currently offlineIrishFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Tampa!!!!!

~IrishFlyer~


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

The projects in New Orleans is bad. Leftseat, I took a wrong turn out of LAX and ran into some bad shit.

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Aloha- As for your aunt who didn't want to return to PHX because of a drive by shooting, I don't know how to word this, but, dude, your aunt is living in the ghetto!! She shouldn't blame Phoenix, there is a ghetto in every city. If she couldn't afford better in Phoenix, she probably isn't going to afford better anywhere else.

Every city has drive by shootings. It is known however that Phoenix and Denver are probably overall on the safer side than a lot of other cities in the US.

BTW, both LA and NY are probably statistically the safest cities in the country right now.


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Trickijedi are Lortab 7.5mg are both right.
Gary, Indiana is a pretty rough city. It got worse after I left in 1984. I guess they couldn't cope. Big grin

Despite all the horror stories you hear about in big cities, it's the smaller towns that are really bad.

Fresno, Ca (200 miles noth of LA)
Scarred the crap out of me!
Also Peoria, Illinois (150 miles southwest of Chicago)
and Baton Rouge, Louisiana are pretty rough towns.




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7174 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

The most dangerous part of Miami is Liberty City. The most popular type of murder there is probly drive by shootings I live 10 Miles from there but in one of the safest areas in South Florida. It is a gated area. At 6pm- 7am M.P.D. are there. Probly three units. Also Plam Beach has some bad parts to. And ORLANDO also.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

I remember reading somewhere that Rio De Janeiro was one of the most crime-ridden cities in the world. I would also have to say Cape Town is up there, along with Jerusalem for crime. Compared to these cities, places in the US are realtive havens.


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User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2994 times:

Superfly, I've heard Baton Rouge is pretty bad too, which surprised me. I live in New Orleans and thought our crime was worse, but apparently not. I guess I never realized how much goes on there. I've also been told that in the little country towns outside of BR where a lot of my relatives live there is a lot of drug trade and stuff going on just like the big city.

User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

Well actually the highest murder rates are in

Gary, Indiana and New Orleans, Louisiana

while the highest drug rates are in

Rockford, Illinois

twa902 chicago



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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

At least a few years ago, Washington DC had a pretty high homocide rate. The number was around 65 per 100,000 residents. This compares to cities such as San Jose and Portland where that rate was around 8 per 100000.

User currently offlineJetsetter From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Bogota

25 Lortab 7.5mg : Up until now, Kandahar.
26 VirginA340 : New Orleans, (Camden, Newark and Irvington NJ). Gaza, TLV, LA, Detroit, Fort Worth, Allentown, PA. DC ain't as bad as it was during the Mayor Barry sc
27 B737-700 : In the US it was once published that Washington DC and Orlando are pretty bad places.
28 Post contains links HSVXJ : Speaking of smaller cities, I know that Mobile, Alabama was considered one of America's most dangerous cities just a few years ago. They've done a fai
29 Ryanb741 : Beirut? Maybe 10 years ago but surely not now - it is a very pleasant, Mediterranean city. I was there last year and they have done a heck of a lot of
30 Daks : I've heard some scary stuff from people who visited Nairobi
31 NUAir : I have lived in Nairobi for a while and also Lagos and Accra and I can say that I have never felt as safe in Boston/Chicago/Milwaukee/Saint Denis/ Ams
32 Cx340 : Mexico City. We can't take it no more. Somebody has to do something.
33 Toadpipe : My vote goes to Mogadishu, Somalia. Read "Black Hawk Down". Scary stuff, sounds like your born with an AK-47 and a penchant for Methamphetamines. Reme
34 Ganymed : Correct me if I´m wrong ;I think Baghdad,Port-au-Prince,Kigali,Colombo,Kinshasa, Jakarta and Phnom-Penh as well are no pleasure cruise at all. But I
35 Heavymetal : South Florida has bad neighborhoods wherever the local populace has gotten it in its' head that crime and civil rights are the same thing. City politi
36 Marco : Baghdad is a safe place, not as safe as it used to be, but it certainly cannot be classified with the likes of Colombo and Kinshasa.
37 Hoons90 : Rome, ITALY
38 VirginA340 : Whjat the matter with Rome aside from the fact that nothing is centrally located like in NYC, DC, London, and Paris and that their public transportion
39 Airportmanager : The most dangeous cities in South America a couple of years back were: Bogota, Sao Paolo, and Buenos Aires. Today Quito is becoming very dangerous, al
40 SQ325 : I've heard that Johannesburg in south africa is a dangerous city. A lot of crime there, the hole between poor and rich people becomes bigger and bigge
41 777kicksass : You guys should check out Oldham in the UK. I suppose it is part of Liverpool. There is a lot of racial tension between the working class whites and t
42 CPDC10-30 : On another note, My guess for the safest city in the world is probably Pyongyang, North Korea. First of all, there's hardly any traffic, second of all
43 Watewate : CPDC10-30, Aren't they ALL soldiers? Everyone in N. Korea are trained to be proficient with weapons and to spy on each other. Btw, there's nothing to
44 Yyz717 : I heard somewhere that Memphis TN has the worst crime record per capita for all US cities over 500k. As for safe cities, it may well be Pyongyang...bu
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