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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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Forbes: Detroit is nation's 12th safest city

BY MARK W. SMITH
FREE PRESS WEB EDITOR

Just six months after naming Detroit the most dangerous city in the United States, Forbes magazine has placed the Motor City 12th in a list of the nation's safest cities.

The magazine tapped Minneapolis as the nation's safest city, followed by Milwaukee, Portland, Ore., Boston and Seattle.

The latest list places Detroit ahead of Chicago (No. 15), Pittsburgh (No. 18) and Los Angeles (No. 19) on a scale of safety.

• MORE: See Forbes' full list of the nation's safest cities

Forbes said it looked at four areas of safety to make its list: violent crime statistics from the FBI, workplace death rates, traffic deaths and risk of natural disaster.

Of the 40 cities on the list, Detroit had the worst violent crime rate, but placed fourth safest for workplace deaths, 10th safest for traffic deaths and eighth safest for risk of natural disaster.

In an April report, the magazine cited "a staggering rate of 1,220 violent crimes per 100,000 people" in naming Detroit the least safe city in the country.

On Monday, Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans said homicide rates in Detroit had fallen sharply this year, from 120 in the second quarter of 2009 to 96 in the third quarter.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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I did the check. Where is it?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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Well, these two:
1. workplace death rates - can't have many when there are no jobs in the city

2. traffic deaths - what traffic?, with no jobs, the only commuters are wayne state students and residents use buses
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It is bad when the least safe city is the 12th safest city.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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Well, these two:
1. workplace death rates - can't have many when there are no jobs in the city

2. traffic deaths - what traffic?, with no jobs, the only commuters are wayne state students and residents use buses
I thought it was the FBI violent crime statistics that was probably causing a lot of the ranking issue. I doubt the data is making it up to them.
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I thought it was the FBI violent crime statistics that was probably causing a lot of the ranking issue. I doubt the data is making it up to them.
Detroit got the worst ranking on violent crime stats out of the 40 cities. It's the other 3 categories that push us to the 12th spot. That's what happens when you weight equally a murder with an accident at work or on the road.
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I would like to take the people who complied that survey, drop them off at meyers and 5 mile at 11pm on a saturday and see if they still feel it is a safe place to be.

or perhaps the projects?
down by the bridge?
east side of john r?
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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #10
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LOL @ PP making a repoast

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I would like to take the people who complied that survey, drop them off at meyers and 5 mile at 11pm on a saturday and see if they still feel it is a safe place to be.

or perhaps the projects?
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east side of john r?
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It doesn't surprise me. All the scum is starting to terrorize the surrounding areas of Detroit so the city itself is probably safer.
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It doesn't surprise me. All the scum is starting to terrorize the surrounding areas of Detroit so the city itself is probably safer.
This wasn't just the city. They used the Detroit-Warren-Livonia statistical area. That area consists of the following counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne.
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This wasn't just the city. They used the Detroit-Warren-Livonia statistal area. That area consists of the following counties: Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne.
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I seen that artical in Ninga Life magazine.
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Oh, that's why I didn't find it and the Repost Checker didn't, either. It has like zero keywords and hardly anybody posted in the thread.
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Oh, that's why I didn't find it and the Repost Checker didn't, either. It has like zero keywords and hardly anybody posted in the thread.
It's okay PP, everyone fails at a search at least once. You are still perfect in my eyes.
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