http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2009/Me ... nk_Rev.pdf
NU_Jet55 wrote:I guess you're saying St. Louis is boring? It's no NYC, but there is no comparison between the 18th largest metro area in the United States and Bumfucksburg, Virginia.
Hm. A little boring vs. horrible crime/murder-rate? Toughhhh decision.
I wouldn't spend a year in my life in St. Louis. Life is short, no reason to make it shorter by living in St. Louis.
Look at #103. Crime rates in St. Louis (including on the most recent list in which St. Louis was given the distinction of "most dangerous city") are often exaggerated by not including the entire metro area (which is often included for other cities) and/or by including data for East St. Louis (which is the cesspool of crime across the river). HTH.
This is all very interesting....Just out of curiosity...Which one of the schools in question is in the STL?
FWIW, I race the Gateway Cup in StLouis every year, and for the most part I have had great experiences. The Hill is really cool, as is Lafeyette Square; but other than professional sports, there is absolutely nothing in StL that is not in Williamsburg, in terms of entertainment. That's probably why Williamsburg gets 4million tourists every year, and StL gets 4. That doesn't make Williamsburg a better place to live, but for my money I can go without pro sports if it means better weather, lower crime (two 10year olds did try to mug me before my last race there), more outdoor activities and less population density, but that's just me...and none of this is nearly as important as making sure I get the best education and ROI that I can out of my law school (which was the whole point of this discussion to begin with).