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New Orleans Most Dangerous.....Nope, Try Detroit  
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

According to a study noted in the linked article, Detroit is the US most dangerous city:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...WLAM&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

The article doesn't list beyond the top ten, which are Detroit, St Louis, Flint MI, Oakland, Camden NJ, Birmingham, North Charleston SC, Memphis, Richmond CA, and Cleveland.

The local news, citing the study, said New Orleans doesn't even fall within the top 25, slotting in at #26, just behind Orlando.

Of course, studies can be manipulated to suit one's individual perceptions, and New Orleans has more than its share of crime, but in light of last week's anti-Louisiana thread, I'm glad to see that there's at least one negative stat/list/study that LA/NOLA doesn't lead.

Tom at MSY


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

I thought DC was the most dangerous city.

User currently offlineType-Rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

But also note that cities like Chicago and Minneapolis weren't included due to "insufficient data". I was kind of shocked to see St. Louis listed way up there in the top.
But I can see how Detroit go to where it is, drying up of thousands of jobs, virtually no expansion of their economy.
Have you seen housing prices in Detroit? You can get a mini mansion in a very nice neighborhood for just a few $100K.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1735 times:



Quoting Tom in NO (Thread starter):
I'm glad to see that there's at least one negative stat/list/study that LA/NOLA doesn't lead.

Count me in on that, Tom. Nice find with that article.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Isn't that a bit like saying that Afghanistan is more dangerous than the Sudan but less so than Iraq?


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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1715 times:



Quoting DL021 (Reply 4):
Isn't that a bit like saying that Afghanistan is more dangerous than the Sudan but less so than Iraq?

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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Funny how both have historically French ties.

User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1646 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 2):
Minneapolis

Do you mean Murderapolis? Man, the way the North Minneapolis is going this year, there shouldn't be any more gang-bangers to shoot each other. Unfortunately, half the people who get killed are innocent. Minneapolis really needs to do something to clean up the filth that has infiltrated it's city limits.


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1630 times:



Quoting DL021 (Reply 4):
than the Sudan

Just wondering why do people refer to it as "The Sudan"

Quoting Pope (Reply 6):
historically French ties.

interesting

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
I thought DC was the most dangerous city.

well a lot of the shithole cities in terms of crime are in the East, particularly Baltimore, Philly and DC. I wouldnt be that afriad to go to Motown, just particular places at a certain time of the day.



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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

"The study ranked Mission Viejo, Calif., as the safest U.S. city, followed by Clarkstown, N.Y.; Brick Township, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; and Sugar Land, Texas."


Of course these are safe... nobody knows where they are!!! Seriously, Brick Township is about 45 minutes from here and take it from me... it is NOT a city!!



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1615 times:



Quoting Nkops (Reply 9):
Of course these are safe... nobody knows where they are!!!

well, only if you live in the area, but youre right. Most of the Suburban areas are going to be safer, lack of cheap renting space, less concentration of gang and drug activity. BTW, I think they used a measure of 75,000 residents.



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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

2 Michigan cities made it in the top ten, Cleveland came in at number ten.


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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2699 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1599 times:



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 10):
BTW, I think they used a measure of 75,000 residents

Thats kind of mis-leading (not your statement, I mean the survey)... because a township is not a city, but many towns under one government... I think they could have came up with a better method.



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1587 times:



Quoting Pope (Reply 6):
Funny how both have historically French ties.

Did not know that. Is it supposed to be pronounced Detwhah?


User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1578 times:



Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
Detwhah?

sort of like how Pittsburgh is really supposed to be pronounced? BTW, its basically De-troi, in a french accent, that would probably throw off a lot of people.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1538 times:



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
Just wondering why do people refer to it as "The Sudan"

Not to stray too far off topic, but it's from the British identification of the region as "The Sudan".....I used it there simply for effect and because I recently read up on Churchills early years.



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User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6933 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1529 times:



Quoting Nkops (Reply 9):
Of course these are safe... nobody knows where they are!!! Seriously, Brick Township is about 45 minutes from here and take it from me... it is NOT a city!!

Yeah isn't brick a pretty dead shore city in NJ?



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Not really surprised, espeecially after the beating UofM took against Ohio State.. really pissed some people off..


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User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1471 times:



Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
Did not know that. Is it supposed to be pronounced Detwhah?

The city name comes from the Detroit River (in French le détroit du Lac Erie), meaning "the strait of Lake Erie," linking Lake Huron and Lake Erie, in the historical context the strait included Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 19, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1470 times:



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 14):
Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
Detwhah?

sort of like how Pittsburgh is really supposed to be pronounced? BTW, its basically De-troi, in a french accent, that would probably throw off a lot of people.

Being from MI and the suburbs of Detroit, you are correct.



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User currently offlineToast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1467 times:



Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 13):
Is it supposed to be pronounced Detwhah?

Detroit means "strait" in French. Frogs pronounce it [det'Rwa].  Smile

There are lots of originally French toponyms in the US - Vermont, Concord, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Illinois (from an Indian word via its French deformation), Maine... which the French always pronounce according to French rules...


User currently offlineAlexEU From Nauru, joined Oct 2007, 1824 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

Any explenation for why is Detroit dangerous? I think i know the answer...

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1449 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 21):
Any explenation for why is Detroit dangerous? I think i know the answer...

Most of the cities population is uneducated, most of the city is falling apart at the seams, drugs and gangs are prevalant, the police are mostly corrupt, the mayor is an idiot, people are having kids and not being parents, etc etc.. Let's not forget all the lasyass bums who would rather sit on their asses and collect off the state then actually do some work..

The biggest issues are lack of education and lack of proper parenting.

To quote some people from Detroit: "There aint nothin gone wrong wit detroit. We's fine jes how we is."

Detroit is one of those cities that needs to be completely leveled and started over..new population, new buildings, new EVERYTHING.

Chris



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User currently offlineAlexEU From Nauru, joined Oct 2007, 1824 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1436 times:



Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 22):
Most of the cities population is uneducated, most of the city is falling apart at the seams, drugs and gangs are prevalant, the police are mostly corrupt, the mayor is an idiot, people are having kids and not being parents, etc etc.. Let's not forget all the lasyass bums who would rather sit on their asses and collect off the state then actually do some work..

Then why is DTW such a bih NW hub ?  spin 


User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1433 times:



Quoting AlexEU (Reply 21):
Any explenation for why is Detroit dangerous? I think i know the answer...

RoboCop never got deployed because of budget cuts.

Hate to spoil the party guys, but the CQ report is widely regarded as garbage inside the industry.


25 Post contains images AAce24 : It's pretty much grasping at straws, which I guess is acceptable for NOLA.
26 Airlinelover : It may be called Detroit Metro Airport, but it is actually a few cities WEST of the city of Detroit. DTW is in Romulus.
27 Pope : Let's see how that plan works out in NOLA's before we try it elsewhere.
28 MSYtristar : Nah, not so much at all really. The NOPD is actually making strides to curb the problems. They just moved out of FEMA trailiers for the first time si
29 Airlinelover : NOLA is a completely different story. Different type of wipeout.. And a lot of the original residents are still there.
30 United_Fan : And therein lies Detroit's problem......
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