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Morgan Quitno's Safest & Most Dangerous Cities

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Jacksonville has a higher murder rate than Miami yet is listed as 10th safest vs Miami metro's 5th most dangerous. Kind of strange.

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I am sure that it is not just one classification for which the rankings are developed. It is nice to see Jacksonville doing so well but I wonder if they take population into consideration. Charlotte is double Jacksonville's MSA so that could have something to do with it.

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Double the MSA?? When did this happen? Charlotte maybe had a few hundred thousand advantage last time I checked. Anyway, I am sure the ranking wasnt based on raw numbers but was instead based on per capita figures.

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moonshield: The murder and crime is worst in the northwest section of Jacksonville (but of course some crime occurs everywhere). Things seem to be trending in the right direction here in terms of crime though, i.e. downward.

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According to their chamber, there are about 2 million in the metro area but I dont know how far out that goes...Maybe it extends a little past a traditional MSA but I dont know.

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Check this out............

The Duval County Health Department reported that people are more likely to die a violent death in Jacksonville's urban core than anywhere else in the city.

The urban core includes northwest Jacksonville, the northside and the eastside.

That was just one finding by the health department that shows where people are more likely to die in Duval County.

Officials tracked deaths that were not linked to natural causes. They looked at murders, suicides, traffic accidents, poisonings and fatal falls.

"To a certain extent, it does show where you are more likely to be unsafe, or even die from injuries, either intentional or unintentional," said Bill Livingood of the Duval County Health Department.

The study also points out some very troubling information. Murders in Jacksonville are two times higher than the national average and the suicide rate is higher as well.

Officeials also said that homicides in the black community have gone up by 49 percent in a four-year period.

"We should not have to tolerate being targeted as a group of people. We could be killed at anytime in a certain demographic area in Jacksonville. It's very alarming,? said

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People member Isaiah Rumlin.

As for suicides, more white males actually go through with suicide in Jacksonville. More white females attempt suicide, but they are not as successful.

So it is on the northside and the core parts of the city where people are likely to die from murder in Jacksonville, but many people die from other things as well.

The No. 1 cause of unintentional deaths was car accidents, which are most likely to happen on the far northside and westside of Jacksonville, but unintentional deaths not only include car accidents but falls and accidental poisonings.

"A hundred years ago, the place people were most likely to die was in the workplace, today it's the least likely place. Today you are more likely to die in your home than in your workplace," Livingood said.

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