Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Newsworks: Penn Study Says Cities Safer than the 'Burbs

Penn study finds safety in cities, more risk in rural areas (via NewsWorks)
Onward Zack Sewardzseward@whyy.org   July 23, 2013 By Zack Seward, @zackseward "We found that you're actually safest in larger cities and get less safe as the areas become more rural." — Sage Myers, MD, MSCE, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia…


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Omit certain statistics in your study and you can come up with any conclusion you're looking for. Cities are a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live in them.

Anonymous said...

If the burbs were allowed to 'not' have any sort of Section 8 mandated housing, changes the story no?

Bernie O'Hare said...

The article does not limit itself to crime violence, but extends to all injuries. It seems plausible. Wouldn't you think you're more likely to be injured at an orchard or on a farm than pushing a pencil?

Anonymous said...

Most can accept accidental death in the suburbs vs. being purposely slain in the slight statistical edge of cities. Most people in either locale live long lives, however, which is why so many choose to live that life in the burbs. Farms, incidentally, are very dangerous places.

Anonymous said...

I say lets turn Sage loose off the Market Frankford El in West Philadelphia around 2:00 am and he'll wish he was in Topton or Hereford.

Anonymous said...

Another mind numbing waste of money. You could pick at the bones of this all day long.

You are safer in a federal prison than on the streets of a city. Does that mean we should all glorify prisons.

Anonymous said...

One is safer in Kabul or Baghdad than in Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

on the other hand, Geeting will tout this this as yet another good reason to pack people into his personal utopian vision - high rise apartments in cities living shoulder-to-shoulder, nut-to-butt

Bernie O'Hare said...

"One is safer in Kabul or Baghdad than in Philadelphia."

It is, but I love it there and feel safe there. I love Chinatown, Washington Street, South Street, old Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

I hope no one has gotten paid for such a retarded statistic!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Gotten?

Anonymous said...

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gotten

Anonymous said...

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gotten

Anonymous said...

http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/gotten

Anonymous said...

Gotten it yet?

Bernie O'Hare said...

That word is like scratching your fingernails across a chalkboard. The English, which is where we got our language, don't use it. I understand the word is not used much outside of New England.

But I agree it is grammatically correct. ... In this country.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but us lowbrow locals use it too.

X

Bernie O'Hare said...

I would prefer "no one has been paid". You are right, though. I stand corrected. I am a snob. A bottom-feeder, but a snobby one.

Bernie O'Hare said...

It hurts my snobby ears.

Anonymous said...

Blog snob Bernie,

Origin:

Gotten has been in use since the 4th century in Britain and was used by Shakespeare. In Richard III he writes:

With much ado at length have gotten leave,
To look upon my sometimes royal master's face.

When America was colonized, speakers of English‏‎ in both the old country and the new country all used gotten. However, over time in Britain the original past participle faded away and was simply replaced by got.

X

Bernie O'Hare said...

Yes, that's pretty much what I've already said. I am both a snob and arrogant.

And a bottom-feeder.

Anonymous said...

Regardless, keep up the good work Bernie.

Faithful lurker X

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thank you for the grammar lesson.

Anonymous said...

Another dubious study for the social engineers to use in their attempt to force people back into the cities.

Anonymous said...

Well, you rarely get run over by a Moose.

Anonymous said...

Read the news in Allentown ... specifically, all the shootings?

Great post, Genius.

Anonymous said...

Upper Saucon Joe.

I was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love. At ripe ole age of 20 I was taking classes at Temple. BAD NEIGHBORHOOD. As i Left my car to go to class Four Trayvon Martins were sitting on the sidewalk cutting class at their local high school.They all looked me down as easy prey.As soon as I turned my back these scum bags came right after me. I ran two city blocks onto Temples property and they disappeared.
1.) The Inner Cityis dangerous .
2.) Blacks are their own worst enemy .It was because of that incident That I will forever profile Blacks....DO YOU BLAME ME ?

Anonymous said...

You seem more concerned with grammer than racist comment.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, I missed that comment and just deletedi it. I will delete or point out racist comments.