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The most dangerous cities in America, 2013

theluckystartheluckystar Registered User Posts: 247 Junior Member
edited June 2013 in University of Chicago
Frankly, I am pleasantly surprised to find that City of Chicago is not even in the top 10 in this report. For those parents or prospective students who may be concerned with the reputation of crime in Chicago, this report may give you a better perspective.

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Replies to: The most dangerous cities in America, 2013

  • LearningLoverLearningLover Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    I'm not sure if I buy that to be honest. Most of Chicago's violence is concentrated pretty much where the college is.

    The second to last episode of Vice (the one before the visit to North Korea) featured the gang violence on the South Side and it mentioned that Chicago is one of the few cities in america with rising crime over the last couple of decades, and that the local street gangs refer to the failed neighborhoods in the area and the territory therof which each of them claim for themselves as 'Chiraq.'

    UChicago hires one of the largest private police forces for a reason.
    On the other hand, UCPD is one of the largest private police forces and they're good at their job. Going to the college isn't nearly as dangerous as growing up black in the surrounding neighborhoods but it's not completely safe, either.
  • truth123truth123 Registered User Posts: 584 Member
    Hyde Park is an island of relative security. The rest of the South Side except for Hyde Park - Kenwood is the problem, not Hyde Park itself.

    Plenty of college campuses have issues with bad neighborhoods. Columbia is in a lousy neighborhood, Duke, Yale, Stanford, Penn all have bad neighborhoods by their campuses. The Daily Beast listed Harvard as the #2 most dangerous college campus in America and Boston has had various terror related incidents from the 911 hijackers to the Boston Bombers.

    Most Dangerous College Campuses Ranked - The Daily Beast
  • franko5150franko5150 Registered User Posts: 689 Member
    I'm sure none of this is reassuring to the parents of Austin Hudson-LaPore.
  • kaukaunakaukauna Registered User Posts: 1,040 Senior Member
    I'm following the Austin Hudson-LaPore story daily. He seemed like a great kid. I hope he is found unharmed, although it's not looking good at this point. I admire the strength and courage of his family. I don't know if I could handle it as well. I doubt it.
  • MarylandfourMarylandfour Registered User Posts: 374 Member
    I don't think foul play had anything to do with it, just seems like curiosity about the weather during an extremely fierce storm. This is so incredibly sad. It looks like he was found in the lake:Chicago Tribune. So sad.
  • kaukaunakaukauna Registered User Posts: 1,040 Senior Member
    An autopsy will have to be done to assure that it was accidental, but you're probably right that it was accidental somehow.

    May Austin rest in peace. My heart aches for his family.
  • invasioninvasion Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member
    That is extremely tragic... I can't imagine what his family is going through now.
  • JHSJHS Registered User Posts: 17,011 Senior Member
    Just want to emphasize that practically none of Chicago's violence occurs where the college is. The Austin Hudson-LePore situation is tragic, and so is the epidemic of violence in some of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods, but those two tragedies seem to have nothing to do with one another.

    No one should think that the Chicago campus is nursery-safe. No college campus is, even the cushiest suburban or rural ones. But kids at Chicago are no more at risk than kids at Harvard or Brown (which has also had its missing-student tragedy recently).
  • uofcprideuofcpride - Posts: 26 New Member

    you are a ****, believe in stupid media tv show and call chicago dangerous when you admitted we have lots of cops?????????
  • LearningLoverLearningLover Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    ^0/10 char
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