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Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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http://www.wistv.com/story/20540533/myrtle-beach-makes-most-dangerous-places-to-live- Updated Violent crimes bolster Myrtle Beach's 'Most Dangerous Places' rank By Jessica Cinardo



MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - We're only two weeks into 2013 and the Grand Strand has already experienced a large number of homicides, robberies and other serious crimes.



These unfavorable crimes have placed Myrtle Beach on the list of the "Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S." on Location Inc.'s neighborhoodscout.com.



"With a crime rate of 167 per one thousand residents, Myrtle Beach has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes- from the smallest towns to the very largest cities," NeighborhoodScout explains.



Myrtle Beach comes in at number 21 on the list of the most dangerous cities. While Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago and Paterson fall much higher on the list.



"When I drive up here in the mornings, I just hope I'm not going to be broken into," said Deborah Watson. Watson owns Headz and Toez, a hair salon next to Pizza Shak, which was robbed early Wednesday morning.



"You cannot jurisdict the morals of what's right or wrong!" she said.



Out of a crime index with 100 being the safest, Myrtle Beach holds a 0, making it safer than 0 percent of other U.S. cities. Even more alarming is NeighborhoodScout's statistic that while living in Myrtle Beach there is a 1 in 7 chance that you will become a victim of a property crime such as burglary or motor vehicle theft.



"With a population of 27,820, Myrtle Beach has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places similar in population size," the location-based data site notes.



But some people suspect the crime statistics in Myrtle Beach are inflated because of the high number of tourists that visit during warmer months.



"That study doesn't take into account all the motels and people that fill up Myrtle Beach," said frequent visitor Phil Brown.



Before placing cities on the "Top 100 Most Dangerous Cities in the U.S." list, NeighborhoodScout compiles crime reports from all agencies in the city, revealing which cities have the highest rates of violent crime. After determining the total number of crimes reported they divide them by the population of the city, divided by 1,000 to establish a violent crime rate per 1,000 population.



Since NeighborhoodScout looks at the number of crimes per 1,000 residents they divided Myrtle Beach's population of 27,820 by 1,000 to get 27.82. The total number of crimes reported in the city, 4,633, is then divided by 27.82, revealing 166.54 annual crimes per 1,000 Myrtle Beach residents.



The crimes NeighborhoodScout looks for when compiling this data include forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary, larceny over $50, motor vehicle theft and arson.



Myrtle Beach isn't new to this top 100 list. In 2012, Myrtle Beach was ranked number 15 on the infamous list.



The website also outlines some of the safer areas of Myrtle Beach. Carolina Forest, Hwy. 17 in the Coventry area, Queensway Boulevard, Holmestown Road, Jaluco, Hwy. 17 and Glenns Bay Road, Route 814 and Hwy. 544, the area of Moorland Drive and Legends Road and Socastee as well as Hwy. 17 and Jason Boulevard are all listed as the safest neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach.





I'm having to giggle. We should be so safe, the guns are ever present









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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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It can't be that dangerous if people vacation there.

Whens the last time you heard someone was taking a vacation to Detroit?

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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That's so hilarious. My friend from the beach and I were just talking about how people should start vacationing in Detroit for safety's sake. That's funny.

But the locals are crazy as hell on a good day. And the vacationers are either feral or dangerously shitfaced on something.


Quoting UpSheRises:

It can't be that dangerous if people vacation there.

Whens the last time you heard someone was taking a vacation to Detroit?

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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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Wow...I had no idea.

That said, folks vacation in high crime areas all the time. Examples: Chicago and NOLA

stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 11, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I would not have thought such. Yet, on the gun comment...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Debates in Washington on gun control focus on keeping citizens from falling victim to gun violence, but in Myrtle Beach one lady who prevented a crime using her firearm says law-abiding citizens fall through the cracks of gun legislation.

"I was keeping him away from the Soles," said Melanie Moore, who prevented a car theft when she held a man and woman at gun point back in June.

"By taking [the man] out of the equation and letting [her neighbors] deal with his wife, I think things went a lot better," she said.

There have been two other notable cases where would-be victims stood their ground against their attackers in Horry County. One back in 2010 saw a man in Conway fend off three attackers, shooting one in the process. Another Conway man used his firearm to stop an attacker with a machete back in August. (source)

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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Everyone is armed. It doesn't make life safer for everyone it seems. It just seems to make life easier on those always packing heat, but it doesn't seem to make crime go away like pro gun advocates insist.

Quoting stormcris:

I would not have thought such. Yet, on the gun comment...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Debates in Washington on gun control focus on keeping citizens from falling victim to gun violence, but in Myrtle Beach one lady who prevented a crime using her firearm says law-abiding citizens fall through the cracks of gun legislation.

"I was keeping him away from the Soles," said Melanie Moore, who prevented a car theft when she held a man and woman at gun point back in June.

"By taking [the man] out of the equation and letting [her neighbors] deal with his wife, I think things went a lot better," she said.

There have been two other notable cases where would-be victims stood their ground against their attackers in Horry County. One back in 2010 saw a man in Conway fend off three attackers, shooting one in the process. Another Conway man used his firearm to stop an attacker with a machete back in August. (source)

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stormcris
by Christy on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Perhaps not make crime go away but people who commit crimes go for the easy target unless they have a death wish. They tend away from the possibility of confronting a gun if they think the person is armed.

I am waiting on the current robber who is hitting people in the head with bricks to kill someone. Being gunless does not help prevent crime either. 

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Everyone is armed. It doesn't make life safer for everyone it seems. It just seems to make life easier on those always packing heat, but it doesn't seem to make crime go away like pro gun advocates insist.

Quoting stormcris:

I would not have thought such. Yet, on the gun comment...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Debates in Washington on gun control focus on keeping citizens from falling victim to gun violence, but in Myrtle Beach one lady who prevented a crime using her firearm says law-abiding citizens fall through the cracks of gun legislation.

"I was keeping him away from the Soles," said Melanie Moore, who prevented a car theft when she held a man and woman at gun point back in June.

"By taking [the man] out of the equation and letting [her neighbors] deal with his wife, I think things went a lot better," she said.

There have been two other notable cases where would-be victims stood their ground against their attackers in Horry County. One back in 2010 saw a man in Conway fend off three attackers, shooting one in the process. Another Conway man used his firearm to stop an attacker with a machete back in August. (source)


NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I found this to be true as well when I lived in DFW during the 90's. There was a terrible crime rate and you just had to assume that more folks there were packing heat than not, it being Texas and all. We heard gunshots in the neighborhood every single day. And we lived blocks from Highland Park, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the country.

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Everyone is armed. It doesn't make life safer for everyone it seems. It just seems to make life easier on those always packing heat, but it doesn't seem to make crime go away like pro gun advocates insist.

Quoting stormcris:

I would not have thought such. Yet, on the gun comment...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Debates in Washington on gun control focus on keeping citizens from falling victim to gun violence, but in Myrtle Beach one lady who prevented a crime using her firearm says law-abiding citizens fall through the cracks of gun legislation.

"I was keeping him away from the Soles," said Melanie Moore, who prevented a car theft when she held a man and woman at gun point back in June.

"By taking [the man] out of the equation and letting [her neighbors] deal with his wife, I think things went a lot better," she said.

There have been two other notable cases where would-be victims stood their ground against their attackers in Horry County. One back in 2010 saw a man in Conway fend off three attackers, shooting one in the process. Another Conway man used his firearm to stop an attacker with a machete back in August. (source)


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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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Neither are. People who steal go where things worth stealing are. That includes weapons. The thieves just try to make sure people aren't there or are better armed themselves. I live in a place where home invasions are violent and don't get reported unless someone dies and a neighbor calls the cops.
But little kids women men, these houses are armed to teeth with people on alert because they have money or drugs or whatever, and shit still happens. People get in and the guns are useless if they put your kid between you. Not having guns wouldn't keep this from happening. Having guns won't stop it and may escalate it. Sorry for the psychotic rant. Working in certain parts of South Carolina has shown how scary and capricious it can be. You might not have anything illegal or expensive, someone could just be curious or decide that since your cousin is a dealer, he might keep stuff at your house. People are crazy


Quoting stormcris:

Perhaps not make crime go away but people who commit crimes go for the easy target unless they have a death wish. They tend away from the possibility of confronting a gun if they think the person is armed.

I am waiting on the current robber who is hitting people in the head with bricks to kill someone. Being gunless does not help prevent crime either. 

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Everyone is armed. It doesn't make life safer for everyone it seems. It just seems to make life easier on those always packing heat, but it doesn't seem to make crime go away like pro gun advocates insist.






Quoting stormcris:

I would not have thought such. Yet, on the gun comment...

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) � Debates in Washington on gun control focus on keeping citizens from falling victim to gun violence, but in Myrtle Beach one lady who prevented a crime using her firearm says law-abiding citizens fall through the cracks of gun legislation.

"I was keeping him away from the Soles," said Melanie Moore, who prevented a car theft when she held a man and woman at gun point back in June.

"By taking [the man] out of the equation and letting [her neighbors] deal with his wife, I think things went a lot better," she said.

There have been two other notable cases where would-be victims stood their ground against their attackers in Horry County. One back in 2010 saw a man in Conway fend off three attackers, shooting one in the process. Another Conway man used his firearm to stop an attacker with a machete back in August. (source)


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darlingdaisy
by on Jan. 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM
glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Oh and the must see is American Jewelry and Pawn. 

Quoting AdrianneHill:

That's so hilarious. My friend from the beach and I were just talking about how people should start vacationing in Detroit for safety's sake. That's funny.

But the locals are crazy as hell on a good day. And the vacationers are either feral or dangerously shitfaced on something.


Quoting UpSheRises:

It can't be that dangerous if people vacation there.

Whens the last time you heard someone was taking a vacation to Detroit?


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