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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:22 am

Well it won't after you read this.

CNN.com wrote:CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) -- For the second year in a row this destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics.

Last year, the distinction seemed to hurt city boosters' feelings more than it harmed revitalization efforts. This time, city leaders are offended by the ranking, calling it unfair.

"We're doing so many nice things now. It's unfortunate that somebody always wants to bad-mouth Camden," Mayor Gwendolyn Faison said.

The city took the top spot last year from Detroit, which remained No. 2 in the most dangerous city rankings, to be released Monday by Morgan Quitno Press.

The Lawrence, Kansas-based company publishes "City Crime Rankings," an annual reference book.

Listed as the most dangerous cities are: Camden, New Jersey; Detroit, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri; Flint, Michigan; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Gary, Indiana; Birmingham, Alabama.

At the other end of the scale, the safest are named as: Newton, Massachusetts; Clarkstown, New York; Amherst, New York; Mission Viejo, California; Brick Township, New Jersey; Troy, Michigan; Thousand Oaks, California; Round Rock, Texas; Lake Forest, California; Cary, North Carolina.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:25 am

They take the entire Metro area into consideration so it makes sense. East St. Louis and North St. Louis are pretty bad.

Unfortunately I think we're stuck at number 3. No way we are catching Detroit. :-D
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Postby wrveres » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:36 am

At the other end of the scale, the safest are named as: Newton, Massachusetts; Clarkstown, New York; Amherst, New York; Mission Viejo, California; Brick Township, New Jersey; Troy, Michigan; Thousand Oaks, California; Round Rock, Texas; Lake Forest, California; Cary, North Carolina.


interesting.
those are two neighboring cities, in very rich Orange County.

I would have thought for sure that DC would be high on that list, guess not.
The one that shocks me is Gary Indiana. :-o
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:43 am

There's a lot of chocolate cities, around
We've got Newark, we've got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A.
And we're working on Atlanta
But you're the capital, CC



Ever heard chocolate city by Pfunk.

They got 2 of the most dangerous cities sweet!
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:58 am

acsguitar wrote:There's a lot of chocolate cities, around
We've got Newark, we've got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A.
And we're working on Atlanta
But you're the capital, CC



Ever heard chocolate city by Pfunk.

They got 2 of the most dangerous cities sweet!


I'm a big fan and I'm pretty sure that the Bootsy Collins/Clinton band is called Parliament (or funkadelic) and P-Funk is just a song and the P-Funk all stars are all of their funky friends. Chocolate City was by Parliament. Real funkateers know this. Testify.
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:00 pm

I would be interested in knowing what criminal stats are included in this study.

I suspect they use just the violent crimes, like assault, rape, and murder. I doubt they use any of the white-collar crimes like fraud, extortion, embezzlement or any of the other, more subtle forms of societal subterfuge. If they did, I bet you that some cities would see a parabolic increase in their criminality with respect to this report, possibly bumping some of these cities off the chart.

After all, how much embezzlement can go on in East St. Louis?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:12 pm

StlSluggers wrote:After all, how much embezzlement can go on in East St. Louis?
A lot with the Casino. But it is the most dangerous city. No one ever ended up in the hospital from embezzlement.
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:18 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:After all, how much embezzlement can go on in East St. Louis?
A lot with the Casino. But it is the most dangerous city. No one ever ended up in the hospital from embezzlement.

Oh yeah. I forgot about the Queen. Geez... That really is one of the worst cities in the country.

Pogo, have you ever done that deal where you get a room at the Queen along with 2 tickets to the Cards game for $99?
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:22 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
acsguitar wrote:There's a lot of chocolate cities, around
We've got Newark, we've got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A.
And we're working on Atlanta
But you're the capital, CC



Ever heard chocolate city by Pfunk.

They got 2 of the most dangerous cities sweet!


I'm a big fan and I'm pretty sure that the Bootsy Collins/Clinton band is called Parliament (or funkadelic) and P-Funk is just a song and the P-Funk all stars are all of their funky friends. Chocolate City was by Parliament. Real funkateers know this. Testify.


I can dig it. After all i was born in Chocolate City!
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Postby Coppermine » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:23 pm

Duh guys, Tony Soprano lives in Camden, NJ. That's why they're number 1.
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