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Have you ever been mugged at Riverside?

doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
I've heard its a horrible neighborhood. I've heard of pizzamen mugging people (you order a pizza and hotwings, 45 mins later a pizza delivery guy comes to your door and knocks, you open and "empty out your pockets" and he has a gun on him, ive heard of people getting beat up on the streets and losing all their items, i've heard of prostitutes walking up the university avenue.

Can someone that goes there please explicate this.
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Replies to: Have you ever been mugged at Riverside?

  • powerforcepowerforce Posts: 33- Junior Member
    Don't forget the part where the boogeyman hides in your closet.
  • awari94awari94 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    I highly doubt any of that is true. I am lived in riverside county practically my whole life and have never heard of any of those things especially the pizza man thing that is just weird. Obviously every city has its goods and bads. One has to be careful where ever they are and walk in pairs at night but those things you mentioned are most likely false.
  • doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    I just googled Riverside dangerous, and this is one of the links. Ironically it is from ucr, and the .edu site.


    "Prostitution continues to be a problem along the University Avenue corridor."

    Police Department: About UNET

    Now i feel like the rest are true too. All the information i got was off the same page, and if this was true... I mean prostitutes literally on the campus...
  • doctor123doctor123 Posts: 203Registered User Junior Member
    there's even serial killers in the city..
  • DJB360DJB360 Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    The "University Ave corridor" is not on campus, it's the road you walk on to get to some of the off campus apartments, shops, fast food and the movie theater. They do hold some classes in the movie theater. During the day, that area is bustling with students, walking back and forth to campus. I've never seen anything resembling a prostitute anywhere near there. I wouldn't walk off campus at night alone though. Criminals know students have money, so they look for students off campus. The campus is very safe as far as I can tell, I see security everywhere, but I've never heard of a crime occurring on campus, only off campus.

    There is crime in every large city. If you're that worried about it, don't go to any school in a city. And serial killers are mostly found in small towns. So I guess you can't go there either...
  • ellomateellomate Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    LOL okay just stay in your little bubble, don't even go to college, don't go to parties, stay indoors where it's safe. Don't live your life. Who needs to right? As long as you're safe. Grow a pair will you, there's crime everywhere and I hope you get some bravery within yourself because dear it's going to get a lot worse since the economy isn't getting any better. And I presume you wan't to be a doctor? Why would you go and do that? Because if I were you I'd more more afraid of all the contagious diseases your patients would be bringing into that hospital. At least people are people but to deal with bacteria, airborne diseases, etc that can't be visibly seen? Now that is what you should be worry about.
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