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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:23 AM
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Political parties and crime
http://houseandhome.msn.com/Move/BestandWorstCitiesforC...

The FBI just listed off the best and worst city crime rates in the country. I was looking at the list and something dawned on me... When I mention what political party is affiliated with what state, I'm using the Presidential Election of 2000 as my basis.


Best Large Cities for Crime (More than 500,000 pop.)
New Jersey boasts three of the nation's safest and most secure cities.


1. Nassau-Suffolk, NY* (Dem state)

2. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ (Dem State)

3. Ventura, CA (Dem State)

4. Monmouth-Ocean, NJ (Dem State)

5. Bergen-Passaic, NJ (Dem State)


Worst Large Cities for Crime

1. Tucson, AZ (Republican State)

2. Memphis, TN-AR-MS* (All Republican States)

3. Miami, FL (Republican State)

4. Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (Republican State)

5. Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR (Republican State)


Best Medium Cities for Crime (200,000-500,000 pop.)
New England seems to be an especially safe and secure region.

1. Danbury, CT (Dem state)

2. Stamford-Norwalk, CT (Dem state)

3. Johnstown, PA (Dem state)

4. Dutchess County, NY (Dem state)

5. Portsmouth-Rochester, NH-ME (One Dem, one Repug)

Worst Medium Cities for Crime
The South seems to be particularly challenged with crime.

1. Myrtle Beach, SC (Republican State)

2. Montgomery, AL (Republican State)

3. Laredo, TX (Republican State)

4. Waco, TX (Republican State)

5. Wilmington, NC (Republican State)

Best Small Cities for Crime (Less than 200,000 pop.)
1. State College, PA (Dem state)

2. Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV (Both Republican)

3. Wheeling, WV-OH* (Both Republican)

4. Pittsfield, MA* (Dem state)

5. Wausau, WI (Dem state)

Worst Small Cities for Crime
1. Topeka, KS (Republican State)

2. Pine Bluff, AR (Republican State)
Pine Bluff has a high rate of murder and the ninth-highest rate of robbery in the nation.

3. Monroe, LA* (Republican State)

4. Alexandria, LA (Republican State)

5. Florence, SC (Republican State)


Anyone notice an overwhelming trend there? Even in the few exceptions where a safe state was Republican, those are states that can easily go either way (NH, OH, and WV). Any thoughts on this?
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:25 AM
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1. Hmmm Verrrry Interstink!
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:26 AM
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2. It has a lot to do with poverty also
But you're right-overwhelmingly 'blue' states are safer places to live.

I was just reading this on msn and was going to post it also!
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:28 AM
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3. You're right
It does have something to do with poverty levels... but it also has to do with what the state's DOING about those poverty levels. Democratic states tend to put a lot more effort into fighting poverty, hence less crime.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:31 AM
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4. I dare you post this on freerepublic.com
:evilgrin:
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 09:46 AM
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5. Dare taken!!!
Edited on Fri Mar-12-04 09:47 AM by sirjwtheblack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1096225/posts :evilgrin:

(Edit: I just want to note to all here that posting rules are different there than they are here. I had to clip parts of the article directly and then comment on it. I don't want this going bye-bye right away.)
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 10:29 AM
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6. Lotsa head-scratching there
Edited on Fri Mar-12-04 10:31 AM by JCCyC
Edit: now CITIES are intrinsically evil. HA!

:evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 11:25 AM
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7. FR pulled it.
Edited on Fri Mar-12-04 11:25 AM by asthmaticeog
Party's over, unless you saved the HTML file or made a screencap?

edit:spelling
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DIKB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-12-04 11:36 AM
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8. Poor Freepers ='(
Their admins just won't let the truth be posted on that site
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