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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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by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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CarolinaGirl725
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 2:09 PM
I live about an hour from Myrtle, and everything being reported is true. The crime has really gotten out of hand. North Myrtle Beach is much better. The Ocean Drive portion is like my second home, especially on the summer. You would have to know something about the beach clubs, this music we've been loving for over half a century, and the dance called the shag that keeps bringing people back to "OD".

Quoting lga1965:

 I wonder how North Myrtle Beach ranks? We have taken many vacations with the kids and grandkids, stayed at resorts in North Myrtle Beach,and it seemed really nice and quiet. We did notice when we shopped that Myrtle Beach was more crowded and the average person walking around looked kind of sleazy though.


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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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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We were there at the same time! Personally, I prefer FW, DH's home town, to Dallas any day.

Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:


Quoting NWP:

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)


I lived in Dallas from 93-96 and it made me hate Texas and it's residents as a whole


Naughty Wittle Puppy

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM
Lol. The Shag.
I grew up in Georgetown and Pawley's, where the terrible movie of the same name was shot while I was young. I was a mid teenager before I learned that the name was taken from a euphemism for sex, used to be popular in the South and still common in Britain. It finally deemed on me why all of the old ladies felt so risque when they said the name and did the dance which is shockingly mild and non sexual at all, especiallyconsidering the hubbub all around it when it became popular in the late fifties.


Quoting CarolinaGirl725:

I live about an hour from Myrtle, and everything being reported is true. The crime has really gotten out of hand. North Myrtle Beach is much better. The Ocean Drive portion is like my second home, especially on the summer. You would have to know something about the beach clubs, this music we've been loving for over half a century, and the dance called the shag that keeps bringing people back to "OD".

Quoting lga1965:

 I wonder how North Myrtle Beach ranks? We have taken many vacations with the kids and grandkids, stayed at resorts in North Myrtle Beach,and it seemed really nice and quiet. We did notice when we shopped that Myrtle Beach was more crowded and the average person walking around looked kind of sleazy though.


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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CarolinaGirl725
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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I hate that damned movie! They included every southern stereotype imaginable, right down to the confederate flag bathing suit on that young girl's derrière. The accents are so phony, and Phoebe Cates pissed so many people off while she was here during the filming that it is a miracle her limo made it to the Myrtle Beach airport without bullet holes. I think the locals wanted to be sure she got on the plane and got the hell out of South Carolina.


Quoting AdrianneHill:

Lol. The Shag.

I grew up in Georgetown and Pawley's, where the terrible movie of the same name was shot while I was young. I was a mid teenager before I learned that the name was taken from a euphemism for sex, used to be popular in the South and still common in Britain. It finally deemed on me why all of the old ladies felt so risque when they said the name and did the dance which is shockingly mild and non sexual at all, especiallyconsidering the hubbub all around it when it became popular in the late fifties.




Quoting CarolinaGirl725:

I live about an hour from Myrtle, and everything being reported is true. The crime has really gotten out of hand. North Myrtle Beach is much better. The Ocean Drive portion is like my second home, especially on the summer. You would have to know something about the beach clubs, this music we've been loving for over half a century, and the dance called the shag that keeps bringing people back to "OD".

Quoting lga1965:

 I wonder how North Myrtle Beach ranks? We have taken many vacations with the kids and grandkids, stayed at resorts in North Myrtle Beach,and it seemed really nice and quiet. We did notice when we shopped that Myrtle Beach was more crowded and the average person walking around looked kind of sleazy though.


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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lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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 Yup--I know about the Shag. :o) I love that area. We lived in Fayetteville and Raleigh until 1990,and then after I moved back to MN, we went to North Myrtle Beach for vacations.We vacationed with little kids and didn't get to the clubs. But it is so pretty there.

Quoting CarolinaGirl725:

I live about an hour from Myrtle, and everything being reported is true. The crime has really gotten out of hand. North Myrtle Beach is much better. The Ocean Drive portion is like my second home, especially on the summer. You would have to know something about the beach clubs, this music we've been loving for over half a century, and the dance called the shag that keeps bringing people back to "OD".

Quoting lga1965:

 I wonder how North Myrtle Beach ranks? We have taken many vacations with the kids and grandkids, stayed at resorts in North Myrtle Beach,and it seemed really nice and quiet. We did notice when we shopped that Myrtle Beach was more crowded and the average person walking around looked kind of sleazy though.


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?


 



 

lga1965
by Ruby Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 3:37 PM

 Shag a licious. From Austin Powers movies. LOL. I know all about the shag, shagging,etc. . LOL.Its a fun dance , similar to the Lindy , a dance we did in the 50's.

Quoting AdrianneHill:

Lol. The Shag.
I grew up in Georgetown and Pawley's, where the terrible movie of the same name was shot while I was young. I was a mid teenager before I learned that the name was taken from a euphemism for sex, used to be popular in the South and still common in Britain. It finally deemed on me why all of the old ladies felt so risque when they said the name and did the dance which is shockingly mild and non sexual at all, especiallyconsidering the hubbub all around it when it became popular in the late fifties.


Quoting CarolinaGirl725:

I live about an hour from Myrtle, and everything being reported is true. The crime has really gotten out of hand. North Myrtle Beach is much better. The Ocean Drive portion is like my second home, especially on the summer. You would have to know something about the beach clubs, this music we've been loving for over half a century, and the dance called the shag that keeps bringing people back to "OD".

Quoting lga1965:

 I wonder how North Myrtle Beach ranks? We have taken many vacations with the kids and grandkids, stayed at resorts in North Myrtle Beach,and it seemed really nice and quiet. We did notice when we shopped that Myrtle Beach was more crowded and the average person walking around looked kind of sleazy though.


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?


 



 

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jan. 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

 I've been to Myrtle beach and I remember joking with DH that we saw a lot of cop cars constantly going after someone/something. But I didn't realize it was bad.

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