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Posted: 10/07/13 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

London's Daily Mail slammed Tennessee as being the most violent place in the US.
This is of course ludicrous.
There listing of most dangerous places did not even mention Illinois, specifically Chicago, Southern California, The Mexican Border areas, NY, Atlanta, Broward and Dade County, Fla and Jacksonville, Savannah, or the states they are in.
Memphis has a deserved bad reputation and nothing has been done about it.
Just as in other cities there are sections of Nashville, Chattanooga,Knoxville, that I don't stop in if I have to go through.
You don't have to worry, in the most of Tn. Violent Crime reports are infrequent. I don't feel it necessary to carry a gun except if I went to those previous areas quoted.

Friends, you are safe here. We don't tolerate these kind of people.

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Posted: 10/07/13 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Relax...Go out and drive around your beautiful state and enjoy yourself. We did when we visited.

Don't know if Tennessee is safer or more dangerous that anywhere else, but for sure you are being overly sensitive to what someone wrote.
Lots of people write lots of stuff..Like I said, Relax.


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If you don't think TN is dangerous, just break into MY house. After my German Shepherd gets through with you, DW will start. You will wish the German Shepherd came back.


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One has to note that this is a London paper. They get eyeballs by slamming anything American right now due to all the anti-US sentiment due to the Guardian mentioning stuff that Snowden gave them.

I'm sure there are many parts of London which one would end up getting gutted like a fish once the sun goes down.

Most of Tennessee is pretty safe in my experience.

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Guess they've never heard of Detroit !


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“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”
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Pangaea Ron wrote:

“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”
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The first day of college course on statistics the professor said:

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Gosh...I did not know it was this bad.
Tennessee, tops the list of America's most dangerous states.




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bukhrn - I lived in Detroit for 37 years, including working in downtown Detroit for an identical amount of time, and never once was a victim of a crime. In fact I was just recently in downtown Detroit on two occasions with my wife, at two different casinos. No problem.

You just do not go into the backstreet neighborhoods while driving a sparkling brand new car worth car jacking.

Every major city has a ghetto or two. I will bet there is even one somewhere in Canada, but they just keep it a secret.

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USA Today reports the same statistics. Notice that the poverty rate compared to the other states, unfortunately, might have a bearing.

Most Dangerous States by USA Today

Tennessee is a beautiful state and these reports wouldn't keep us from going there. As with all places, you choose your areas carefully and use good common sense. As full-timers, we've been in many cities but with each there are areas we would not want to be. We have not found one perfect place!


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