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  • Atlanta

    2 2.47%
  • Chicago

    10 12.35%
  • New York

    1 1.23%
  • Los Angeles

    4 4.94%
  • Detroit

    44 54.32%
  • Washington DC

    5 6.17%
  • Miami

    0 0%
  • Cleveland

    2 2.47%
  • Memphis

    0 0%
  • Other, please explain

    13 16.05%
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You know, I voted Chicago, because the crime is just unbelievable there. I just don't understand -- people who live in Chicago seem to love Chicago. How can a city be that well loved, yet that steeped in crime?
    One reason is the people who you're likely to run into on internet forums aren't the ones who live in the high crime areas.

    Another reason is many people who say they're from Chicago aren't really residents of Chicago but the Chicagoland area. They live in the suburbs and either commute into work or come into the city on the weekend and spend their leisure time in the Loop area, the part of the city where tourists visit, the downtown area. Many people, people here in IL even think that that downtown area is the city of Chicago. Not knowing that the city itself is about 28 miles long going north and south and about 5-7 miles wide.

    Every time I tell people I'm from Chicago they say, "Oh yeah? What suburb?" One time, I was in Oregon and I had to show the guy my actual Driver's License showing I had a Chicago address because he wasn't buying that I lived there. LOL

    A couple weeks ago I was introduced to a couple who asked me this very question, repeatedly explaining, only to have them finally assure ME that I lived where I had told them I live. "Oh yeah, you guys are in the city" ??? I mean WTF? LOL


    A lot of imports who came from the surrounding states, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana who came here for jobs, for a change from Pu'Dunk. Revel in the city's history, it's culture, it's mystique... It's a badge of pride to say you live in Chicago. You see the change in a person's demeanor, the awe when you tell them you're from Chicago. I don't understand it, but I find it amusing. It's like either your a bad ass, a Bad Bad Leroy Brown, or they think you're super wealthy living the highlife... It inspires the imagination I suppose...

    As for the crime, well, you get desensitized to it. I live in a pretty affluent area, lots of politicians, city and state, high ranking city officials, lots of police presence and in the 5 years here, we've had car break ins, burglaries, weirdos and what not, but all in all it's a good neighborhood. You just "know". No matter how safe it seems, this is the city.

    I myself love Chicago. Always will. Do I appreciate it now as much as I did when I moved here from the South Subs 12+ years ago? No. I'm older now and I don't need to be "on the scene" like I use to, but I will defend this city and all that it is until the day I die. Why? Because it's my city.

    You have to live here I suppose to "get it".

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    I know it's a bit off topic but Barrow in Furness is Britain's worst town.

    There was very stiff competition for that crown as well.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Anyone who votes for Chicago is either a partisan hack or doesn't travel much. Personally I would be torn between Detroit and Memphis... Chicago is a wonderful city and nobody would care about it if it were not for the Obama Derangement Syndrome some have.
    Never been to Detroit but lived about a year in Memphis fresh out of GED graduation, in the hood, "what's up my neighbor". Apt broken into, car stolen. I hate Memphis, and pretty much all concrete jungles.


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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Over 2.1 million people live within the city of Houston.
    Lets see, there's East Houston which are illegals, Southwest Freeway more illegals, North east which are more ghettos, North West which is also ghettos and illegals.

    There's the Heights ( young professionals ) west Houston which are Liberal elites.

    The majority of people who work in Houston dont live in Houston.

    Again, they live in the outlying areas and city's liie Katy and the Woodlands.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Camden NJ.

    If you've ever been, you'll agree.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Camden NJ.

    If you've ever been, you'll agree.
    That was my answer earlier in the thread.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    East St. Louis, Illinois.

    Top 100 most dangerous places to live in the USA - NeighborhoodScout


    If you have been there, you would know why it tops the above list.

    The place seems like a post war zone (at least the last time I was there it did).
    East St Louis doesn't count, when you're on the I-70 you are suppose to keep your eyes glued to what is in front of you and not look at East St. Louis while driving through it.

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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Lets see, there's East Houston which are illegals, Southwest Freeway more illegals, North east which are more ghettos, North West which is also ghettos and illegals.

    There's the Heights ( young professionals ) west Houston which are Liberal elites.

    The majority of people who work in Houston dont live in Houston.

    Again, they live in the outlying areas and city's liie Katy and the Woodlands.
    Ok so Blacks and Hispanics don't count as people? Almost every city in the USA has more people living in the suburbs than in the city itself. Houston actually has a larger proportion of its metro population living in the city limits than most cities. For example, Houston has more than a third of its metro population living in the city limits. Kansas City has only a forth in the city limits. Minneapolis has less than a fifth in its city limits. Given the traffic in Houston and commute times, if you don't have school age children, its worth paying a premium to live in the city versus dealing with being in a car 2 hours a day or more going to and from work.
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Minot, ND.

    Sorry Fiddy.
    spent two winters there

    omg...never again

    state tree is a telephone pole

    but i will say, the state fair in the spring was absolutely the best i have ever attended
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    Re: Which City is America's Worst

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    You know, I voted Chicago, because the crime is just unbelievable there. I just don't understand -- people who live in Chicago seem to love Chicago. How can a city be that well loved, yet that steeped in crime?
    a day in the bleachers at Wrigley watching the Cardinals makes up for a lot of the bad

    Chicago is much better than some....but the gang wars are definitely causing some issues
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