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Darby, PA is now AMERICAS MOST DANGEROUS CITY
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I'm guessing that the rate of gentrification in Philadelphia has picked up to the point where the murdering classes who have left are now showing up in the crime stats in the marginal suburbs outside of the city. Philadelphia's crime rates have been going down in almost every police district except two of them---and those two districts have generally seen less crime and what's happening there are a lot of conversions from homeowner houses into investor rentals with absentee landlords.

http://www.homesecurityshield.org/news/m...n-the-usa/

Population: 10,680
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 43.63 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 49.16 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 92.79 per 1,000 residents
Darby has a crime rate of about 93 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Darby? One in 11.

Darby’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #13

These statistics make Darby the most dangerous city in America.
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ArcticSplash;163734 Wrote:~snip~

These statistics make Darby the most dangerous city in America.

The results in these surveys are often skewed by the way PD's report crime, it's why most major colleges have their own PD, so they can control the crime stats that would scare people aways from spending the education dollars, per capitia is also a misleading way of becoming number one. Darby is a very small area compared to Philly. You could probably get worse per capita results if you took a small section of north Philly for example.

THAT SAID, the generator of this report sells home security systems, no doubt they're going to skew results and play on paranoia.

One other thing, I've seen this list post several places, on some, the photo of "Darby Boro" is actually of Upper Darby Township. Delaware County has three Darbys, Upper Darby Township, Darby Township and Darby Boro, 3 entirely different municipalities. While none of these is Mayberry RFD, they are certainly safer than the City of Chester, also in Delaware County.
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soberbyker;163737 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;163734 Wrote:~snip~

These statistics make Darby the most dangerous city in America.

The results in these surveys are often skewed by the way PD's report crime, it's why most major colleges have their own PD, so they can control the crime stats that would scare people aways from spending the education dollars, per capitia is also a misleading way of becoming number one. Darby is a very small area compared to Philly. You could probably get worse per capita results if you took a small section of north Philly for example.

THAT SAID, the generator of this report sells home security systems, no doubt they're going to skew results and play on paranoia.

One other thing, I've seen this list post several places, on some, the photo of "Darby Boro" is actually of Upper Darby Township. Delaware County has three Darbys, Upper Darby Township, Darby Township and Darby Boro, 3 entirely different municipalities. While none of these is Mayberry RFD, they are certainly safer than the City of Chester, also in Delaware County.

I would agree with this 100% being very familiar with both areas. I go to the H-mart in Darby several times a year, sometimes in the dark and I've never felt that unsafe. Head on a swivel, but not unsafe. Chester? I wouldn't be caught in Chester one second after the sun sets. Same with anywhere around Kensington, Strawberry Mansion, or anywhere near the "North Philadelphia" subway\regional station.

BTW anyone ever catch a glimpse of the abandoned subway station between Fairmount and the Chinatown subway stations that they had to close down forever ago because it was such a crime den?
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Emoticon;163792 Wrote:
soberbyker;163737 Wrote:The results in these surveys are often skewed by the way PD's report crime, it's why most major colleges have their own PD, so they can control the crime stats that would scare people aways from spending the education dollars, per capitia is also a misleading way of becoming number one. Darby is a very small area compared to Philly. You could probably get worse per capita results if you took a small section of north Philly for example.

THAT SAID, the generator of this report sells home security systems, no doubt they're going to skew results and play on paranoia.

One other thing, I've seen this list post several places, on some, the photo of "Darby Boro" is actually of Upper Darby Township. Delaware County has three Darbys, Upper Darby Township, Darby Township and Darby Boro, 3 entirely different municipalities. While none of these is Mayberry RFD, they are certainly safer than the City of Chester, also in Delaware County.

I would agree with this 100% being very familiar with both areas. I go to the H-mart in Darby several times a year, sometimes in the dark and I've never felt that unsafe. Head on a swivel, but not unsafe. Chester? I wouldn't be caught in Chester one second after the sun sets. Same with anywhere around Kensington, Strawberry Mansion, or anywhere near the "North Philadelphia" subway\regional station.

BTW anyone ever catch a glimpse of the abandoned subway station between Fairmount and the Chinatown subway stations that they had to close down forever ago because it was such a crime den?

I dunno maybe it's relative.

I feel quite safe in Kensington but I spend all my time in it east of the Market-Frankford Line, where the crime stats really do look a lot better than much of the other parts of the city except for property crime.

West of the EL I won't travel up any further north than Berks St. By the time you get down to Diamond St. you're in $400K house price territory and skinny jean hipsters walking pit bulls with ironic names like Mr. Fluffles.


The really shitty parts of Kensington are along G street and the infamous Indiana Avenue. 5th and Indiana really puts what you see at Somerset to shame. Somerset is mostly just junkies coming and going heading off to flophouses deeper into the hood. Even on Kensington Avenue the whole length of it you're pretty much OK during the day. Not a great place to be a single female walking alone.

The gentrification is starting to reach Kensington Avenue itself. New houses just went up only one block away from it now--market rate.
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Craig LeBan (food critic for the Inquirer) did a whole series on Vietnamese pho restaurants in the city and the first one he hit up was the one I go to 3x a week in Kensington which is right under the scary lookin' EL. Next door is a live poultry shop owned by the same family.

If you order the chicken pho... the chicken in your soup was literally alive perhaps only a day ago if not that morning. Can't get any fresher than that.
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ArcticSplash;163796 Wrote:Craig LeBan (food critic for the Inquirer) did a whole series on Vietnamese pho restaurants in the city and the first one he hit up was the one I go to 3x a week in Kensington which is right under the scary lookin' EL. Next door is a live poultry shop owned by the same family.

If you order the chicken pho... the chicken in your soup was literally alive perhaps only a day ago if not that morning. Can't get any fresher than that.

My hubby and kids LOVE the pho places in Philly.

I personally prefer the cajun place in Reading Terminal Market.
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RugerGirl;163797 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;163796 Wrote:Craig LeBan (food critic for the Inquirer) did a whole series on Vietnamese pho restaurants in the city and the first one he hit up was the one I go to 3x a week in Kensington which is right under the scary lookin' EL. Next door is a live poultry shop owned by the same family.

If you order the chicken pho... the chicken in your soup was literally alive perhaps only a day ago if not that morning. Can't get any fresher than that.

My hubby and kids LOVE the pho places in Philly.

I personally prefer the cajun place in Reading Terminal Market.

I've eaten at the cajun stall at RTM. I'd give it a 6 out of 10 since I grew up in an area where there's real cajun competition and it's just nothing like what you can get in Louisiana, but they do the basic stuff quite well. Wish they would do gator balls.

I make a mean fried chicken that goes will with Crystal Sauce
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ArcticSplash;163800 Wrote:
RugerGirl;163797 Wrote:My hubby and kids LOVE the pho places in Philly.

I personally prefer the cajun place in Reading Terminal Market.

I've eaten at the cajun stall at RTM. I'd give it a 6 out of 10 since I grew up in an area where there's real cajun competition and it's just nothing like what you can get in Louisiana, but they do the basic stuff quite well. Wish they would do gator balls.

I make a mean fried chicken that goes will with Crystal Sauce

I wish they'd open a cajun restaurant in Bucks county.....love jambalaya! And some shrimp....and sweet cornbread.....mmmm. I've never been to Louisiana though.....I just like cajun flavors and wish they'd replace one of the zillion Italian places around here with a cajun place.
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RugerGirl;163801 Wrote:
ArcticSplash;163800 Wrote:I've eaten at the cajun stall at RTM. I'd give it a 6 out of 10 since I grew up in an area where there's real cajun competition and it's just nothing like what you can get in Louisiana, but they do the basic stuff quite well. Wish they would do gator balls.

I make a mean fried chicken that goes will with Crystal Sauce

I wish they'd open a cajun restaurant in Bucks county.....love jambalaya! And some shrimp....and sweet cornbread.....mmmm. I've never been to Louisiana though.....I just like cajun flavors and wish they'd replace one of the zillion Italian places around here with a cajun place.


99% of cajun food just has this in it.

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The easiest thing you can do at home is a shrimp boil, if you're up for buying the stuff with the shells and veins still on. Gulf (jumbo) shrimp is what's used, so those little tiny things you buy frozen in a bag don't work. It's a finger-food platter meant to be eaten outdoors (like a BBQ). Gumbo, what people immediately recognize, is actually VERY difficult to get right making it from scratch without lots of trial and error; very easy to burn the rue. People give up trying to learn how to cook this stuff because they try gumbo first and fail at it miserably.

This is the easiest thing you can try:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/shrim...ecipe.html


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I do have some of that creole seasoning. :-)

What's a good recipe for Jambalya?
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