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Great thread.

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I think you're having a Senior moment.
 

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Well now I know what to do if I ever want someone to steal my car.
 

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Not surprised Princetonites are so lax with security, as it's not exactly a seedy area. But still, seems like a bad practice to leave your keys in the car
 

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Not surprised Princetonites are so lax with security, as it's not exactly a seedy area. But still, seems like a bad practice to leave your keys in the car
My wife always said she wanted to move to a more affluent neighborhood, one we cannot afford. I kept telling her more money doesn’t equal more safety. Where do all the thieves go? To the place where the big dollar items are. It’s not rocket science.
 

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My wife always said she wanted to move to a more affluent neighborhood, one we cannot afford. I kept telling her more money doesn’t equal more safety. Where do all the thieves go? To the place where the big dollar items are. It’s not rocket science.
You can find crime maps on multiple websites. There's an extremely strong inverse correlation between property values and property crime frequency. So yes, there's always going to be a certain number of criminals willing to head into expensive neighborhoods but that's the opposite of what statistics show.
 

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You can find crime maps on multiple websites. There's an extremely strong inverse correlation between property values and property crime frequency. So yes, there's always going to be a certain number of criminals willing to head into expensive neighborhoods but that's the opposite of what statistics show.
Interesting. The neighborhood my wife was looking at seems to constantly have issues whereas, we don’t really have too many issues here.
 

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I didn't think it was 1961? What's with leaving keys in cars?
 
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Interesting. The neighborhood my wife was looking at seems to constantly have issues whereas, we don’t really have too many issues here.
This is one of the sites I've used in the past:


You might be reviewing in a different way than neighborhood level though. For example, if you zoom out far enough to where you're comparing an entire state, then yeah, the higher cost real estate is in the city and "in the city" is higher crime, but not on a neighborhood by neighborhood level. Still though, if that's what you're doing is comparing an urban area to a rural area then you can zoom far enough out to the point where the rural area is low crime and low cost, but it's no longer comparable because you're not genuinely in the same area at that point.
 

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Not surprised Princetonites are so lax with security, as it's not exactly a seedy area. But still, seems like a bad practice to leave your keys in the car
The amount of people who DO NOT lock their car is shocking. Only eclipsed by how many of them get their feathers ruffled when someone finally breaks into their car.
 

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You can find crime maps on multiple websites. There's an extremely strong inverse correlation between property values and property crime frequency. So yes, there's always going to be a certain number of criminals willing to head into expensive neighborhoods but that's the opposite of what statistics show.

Crime statistics based on real estate values confirm nothing beyond the legacy of redlining and the use of police as tools to shield property values of the affluent.

The only correlation is that if you put more cops on a given street, they will find more reasons to cite more people for more crimes.
 

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Crime statistics based on real estate values confirm nothing beyond the legacy of redlining and the use of police as tools to shield property values of the affluent.

The only correlation is that if you put more cops on a given street, they will find more reasons to cite more people for more crimes.
While I see where you’re going with this, what you are saying is pretty ridiculous. While it is true that certain police practices — for example Terry stops —do have a disproportionate effect on minority and low income individuals, you really deny a negative correlation between property values and crime? You’re telling me that my parents house on the North Shore of Chicago experiences the same amount of crime as the South inner city of Chicago? Are you insane?
 

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While I see where you’re going with this, what you are saying is pretty ridiculous. While it is true that certain police practices — for example Terry stops —do have a disproportionate effect on minority and low income individuals, you really deny a negative correlation between property values and crime? You’re telling me that my parents house on the North Shore of Chicago experiences the same amount of crime as the South inner city of Chicago? Are you insane?
It is quite possible that it does, perhaps crime that does not go reported or acted upon. There is a big difference between what gets listed in crime statistics and what actually occurs in a given locale. Some types of crime are high visibility, like crimes that involve property. While other types of crime are not only not actively policed but also not reported. Different types of drug dealing are done in one sort of neighborhood vs another, prescription pills for example, and those various criminal enterprises are policed differently or not at all. I've lived in expensive neighborhoods and poor ones as well, the police presence itself is like night and day, and without anyone to record the crimes in the more expensive areas then a statement regarding the amount of crime occurring lacks factual backing. It's just more cultural elitism from predictable sources.
 

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Most insurance will not cover damages if the police
report states the keys were found in the car at the time
of recovery.
I don’t actually think that this is true.
I have advocated this for years. idk if it is true but yeah you didn't take a reasonable precaution I shouldn't have to pay for your stupidity. Also seat belts/helmets on bikes

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