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    Re: NYC a safe city?

    With New York City's rate of violent crime being 4.76 per 1,000 residents, the odds for someone to be a victim of violence there are below 1 in 200.

    Think of it. You need to cross a bridge by foot; you really need to get to the other side. Someone tells you, "you can cross it by foot, but the odds that you'll trip and fall into the river are 0.476%. So, the odds that you'll cross safely are 99.524%."

    Most people in this situation would just go ahead and cross the bridge, right?

    Maybe the person would be a bit more careful, looking down to survey the best spots to set one's foot. Similarly, people in New York City wouldn't walk alone at 2 AM in the middle of Bedford-Stuyvesant (which is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in town).

    But generally speaking, these odds of less than 1 in 200 of being a victim of a violent crime in New York City are pretty low and I feel very comfortable with such low odds. One must also understand that the overall odds are pushed up by neighborhoods like Bedford-Stuyvesant (in Brooklyn), Hunts Point (in the South Bronx), Brownsville (in Brooklyn), etc. in the outer boroughs, or the northern part of Manhattan (Washington Heights, Spanish Harlem) so the odds in the mid and lower parts of Manhattan which are where most visitors go, are even lower.

    If you look at crime stats you'll find that certain areas of Manhattan figure with relatively high numbers but that's because these stats include pick-pocketing and petty property crime. Violent crime is pretty unlikely in the mid and lower parts of Manhattan.

    By the way, if you want to know which one is the safest neighborhood in New York City for violent crime, it's Sutton Place (in Manhattan).

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    Re: NYC a safe city?

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    Re: NYC a safe city?

    If NYC is safe its because of the NYPD.

    And its also because of Bernard Goetz and others like him.

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    Re: NYC a safe city?

    Quote Originally Posted by DebateChallenge View Post
    If NYC is safe its because of the NYPD.

    And its also because of Bernard Goetz and others like him.
    And gun control

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    Re: NYC a safe city?

    Quote Originally Posted by vegas giants View Post
    And gun control
    Nope, Summersville is safer than NYC and its much more gun friendly.

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    Re: NYC a safe city?

    NYC has made "crap hole" into a fine science.

    Manhattan is relatively safe if you stay off the side streets.

    Times Square is pretty well patrolled.

    The rest of the boroughs could use a tear down and rebuild.
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