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America's 5 Most Dangerous Cities

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  1. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    From the AARP - America's 5 Most Dangerous Cities

    For those who don't want to read, they are:
    Flint, MI
    Detroit (duh)
    St. Louis, MO
    New Haven, Conn.
    and Memphis, TN

    I was actually surprised any were in the "heavily armed" south, like the antis would have you believe. According to them, these cities should have been Dallas, Fairbanks, Louisville, Burlington, VT and Phoenix. Looking at those listed, I couldn't find much they have in common. :whistling:
     
  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    all are in "shall issue" states except New Haven. Conn is a may issue but usually do issue like a shall issue.
     

  3. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    "much" was noted and brought a smile................
     
  4. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    And all are in the north, except Memphis. None are in high per capita gun ownership states (of which KY, with very low crime, is #1), unless you count Tennessee at 11th. Michigan is 37th of 50 in gun ownership, lowest of any of those states, but has 2 cities on the list. Makes you wonder...

    Other than white folks being a minority, as in other "most dangerous cities" from D.C. to Chicago to Gary to New Orleans, I don't see anything that holds true across the board. Obviously, that can't be a factor - it's just the only common trait I saw between those and the other cities that I recall being homicide leaders through the years.
     
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    Why does Detroit get a "duh"??? I'm sitting here right now in this fine city and haven't heard a gun shot...







    ...in hours.:supergrin:
     
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    They all have a history of Democratic party mayors.
     
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    There - 2 factors they have in common. We may be getting somewhere - but don't those 2 factors generally go hand in hand?
     
  8. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I'll say it again: Jim Morrison was right 40 years ago.

    What "much" do you refer to, Bren??? Seems you have something specific in mind.
     
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    Not to point out the obvious, but all you need to make that list is a large black population.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  11. Baba Louie

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    Change a couple of adjectives. No harm no foul. Just me being me pointing out the "obvious". :whistling:
     
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    How is Chicago and Bridgeport not on that list?
     
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    Are those peanut shells on the carpet? :supergrin:
     
  14. Baba Louie

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    I too, was sorta surprised that Chicago did not make the list myself. I do know that the FBI won't use their crime stats for one reason or another (Cook books much?) but do enjoy reading Second City Cop's blog a few times a week just to keep abreast of the Windy City's goings on. Short of amazing and soon to be a National thing I'd bet what with our leadership emanating from there.

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/
     
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    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    What about Jackson, MS and NO??? :upeyes:

    Just wow.
     
  16. LuckyNemo

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    Chicago should be on top of that list.....its like the middle east out here!
     
  17. Baba Louie

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    Also just noticed the date of the article as Feb 2012, so that's all "old" stats. Can't wait to see the new list... what with crime rates trending down... :upeyes:
     
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    You are right, as anyone who follows crime statistics knows - Chicago and N.O. have been at the top of that list plenty, in other years, as have D.C. and many others.

    I don't think Jackson has made the "most dangerous cities" and may not be big enough to count among them, but it has had a serious crime problem for a fairly small city (under 250,000 pop). "In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Jackson was higher than the violent crime rate in Mississippi by 265.76% and the city property crime rate in Jackson was higher than the property crime rate in Mississippi by 154.88%." http://www.cityrating.com/crime-statistics/mississippi/jackson.html
     
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    Where is Philadelphia on that list? There is body count here every morning.
     
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