10 Most Dangerous States for You and Your Family to Live In

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    10 Most Dangerous States for You and Your Family to Live In

    Glad to see Ohio missed this list(Not sure how)

    10 Most Dangerous States for You and Your Family to Live In - Pg.10 - TheStreet
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    Poorly conceived list, people do funny things with numbers. What's wallet.hub anyway? I didn't notice any murder rates or even rates of violent crime per capita on their stat line. May have missed it though.

    This much I know: I'll take my chances spending a week in any city in South Carolina, Tennesse, or a couple other states on the list than I would in LA, Chicago, NYC, D.C., or Detroit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Poorly conceived list, people do funny things with numbers. What's wallet.hub anyway? I didn't notice any murder rates or even rates of violent crime per capita on their stat line. May have missed it though.

    This much I know: I'll take my chances spending a week in any city in South Carolina, Tennesse, or a couple other states on the list than I would in LA, Chicago, NYC, D.C., or Detroit.
    OK, I'd like to suggest Memphis/East Nashville and North Charleston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    OK, I'd like to suggest Memphis/East Nashville and North Charleston.
    Not even the same stratosphere. You did see the cities I listed, correct?

    Granted Memphis is pretty much a sewer with about 10,000 places to have a bad day, but it's worst areas aren't going to be as dangerous as the places I listed.

    As for East Nashville and North Charleston, when you have to start using directionals in front of city names that's hardly an indictment of the entire urban area. You want to spend a week in East Nashville or south Chicago, Compton, the Bronx, most anyplace metro DC, and same with Detroit?

    I can get mugged most anywhere, but I know pretty good and well that it's more likely to happen in East St. Louis, Boston, Philly, Miami, than North Charleston. I don't need wallet.hub to tell me that.

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    If you don't have the state that has the city of Detroit you can't take the list serious.

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    In order, I'll say Memphis, Little Rock and Detroit. And I never looked at the list, so there's spindoc's top 3 which is likely as ackerit as any other. So, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Michigan.

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    True story, we played in AAU nationals in Memphis and our 2nd game was deep in the hood and when we got out of the gym it was dark, Jonathan Jackson looked me square in the eyes and said "coach, can we please go get something to eat,,,,at the hotel".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Not even the same stratosphere. You did see the cities I listed, correct?

    Granted Memphis is pretty much a sewer with about 10,000 places to have a bad day, but it's worst areas aren't going to be as dangerous as the places I listed.

    As for East Nashville and North Charleston, when you have to start using directionals in front of city names that's hardly an indictment of the entire urban area. You want to spend a week in East Nashville or south Chicago, Compton, the Bronx, most anyplace metro DC, and same with Detroit?

    I can get mugged most anywhere, but I know pretty good and well that it's more likely to happen in East St. Louis, Boston, Philly, Miami, than North Charleston. I don't need wallet.hub to tell me that.
    I think you're missing my point. It's not like if I take a stroll down the street in any of the places you mention it will be assured death. Just like anywhere else, there are good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods. You can get shot in certain neighborhoods of North Charleston or Memphis just as easily as you can in certain neighborhoods of South Chicago or the Bronx. By the same token there are areas of each of those cities that would be comparable to Indian Hills in Cincy or Anchorage in L'ville. Even Detroit has some nice neighborhoods. I've seen them.

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    Since we are bashing Memphis.

    Was down there a few weeks ago for rainy night college lacrosse game at Rhodes It looked pretty rough in the dark and in the rain. We let Google Maps take us the direct route from the airport area through downtown. We routed back a different route with a stop at Central BBQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    I think you're missing my point. It's not like if I take a stroll down the street in any of the places you mention it will be assured death. Just like anywhere else, there are good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods. You can get shot in certain neighborhoods of North Charleston or Memphis just as easily as you can in certain neighborhoods of South Chicago or the Bronx. By the same token there are areas of each of those cities that would be comparable to Indian Hills in Cincy or Anchorage in L'ville. Even Detroit has some nice neighborhoods. I've seen them.
    I get your premise, and agree that bad things can happen in a lot of places. I disagree on how likely you are to fall into peril in the cities you mentioned as compared to the ones I listed.

    For the record, there are no good neighborhoods in the south side of Chicago, the Bronx, or say Compton. DC proper has to be right up on this list as well.

    Detroit is a big metro area, I'm sure there are some nice neighborhoods in the metro. I've never been there, but from the crime and urban decay docs I've seen, there are plenty of places I don't think the cops even feel safe.

    Two quick stories, and I'm not normally one to be overly worried in most situations.

    Went to a White Sox game the year they opened the then "New Comisky" park. HAD to get gas after the game and thus had to spend a few minutes looking for and pumping gas on the South Side. It was Fourth of July and instead of setting off fireworks, residents were just burning things in the street. Missed the interstate ramp, and ended up in the projects you see from the Dan Ryan. Only time in my life I disregarded all laws, did a U-Turn against the light and got out of dodge. Figured if I got pulled over I'd be safer.

    Part of a group that won a trip to DC. When we check in, the staff tell us not to leave the building alone, ever. And, not to walk the streets at night, even as a group. Sponsor of our trip had scheduled a dinner for us the first night at a place a few blocks away with no transportation. Thus, we walked. Interesting 10 minutes, but no harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegrasscard View Post
    Since we are bashing Memphis.

    Was down there a few weeks ago for rainy night college lacrosse game at Rhodes It looked pretty rough in the dark and in the rain. We let Google Maps take us the direct route from the airport area through downtown. We routed back a different route with a stop at Central BBQ.
    Seems we all agree Memphis has earned what we're giving it.

    I'd throw New Orleans right there as dangerous places as well. Seems wherever you are in the city you are only a block or so (one misstep) from being in a bad place.

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    Ohio should have been on the list.

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    Seems like we are equating a city with a state in many cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Seems like we are equating a city with a state in many cases.
    It's almost like people are weighing in without having read the methodology in the article...

    Crime rates are part of it... plus fatalities per 100 miles of vehicle travel, resident sex offenders per capita, and youth incarceration rates.

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