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Since: Jun 07
#24 May 31, 2008
Just a little comparison between Grand Rapids and Muskegon. Notice that there are about 150,000 more people living in Grand Rapids then in Muskegon. I personally have never seen a part of Muskegon that was beautiful or worth going to twice. If you don't like Grand Rapids then stay in Muskegon. Don't use our concert venues, restaurants, parks, shopping, museums, hospitals. You get the idea. There is a lot that Grand Rapids has to offer. Just like any other big city there is going to bad along with a lot of good
2006 Crimes per 100,000 People:
Grand Rapids, MI Muskegon, MI National
Murder: 11.4 2.5 7
Forcible Rape: 33.63 130.59 32.2
Robbery: 362.1 253.6 205.8
Aggravated Assault:587.7 735.8 336.5
Burglary: 1285.1 1137.6 813.2
Larceny Theft: 3581 5143.1 2601.7
Vehicle Theft: 360.6 426.9 501.5
Actual Reported Population and Crimes:
Grand Rapids, MI Muskegon, MI
Population: 193,297 39,820
Murder: 22 1
Forcible Rape: 65 52
Robbery: 700 101
Aggravated Assault: 1136 293
Burglary: 2484 453
Larceny Theft: 6922 2048
Vehicle Theft: 697 170
Since: Jan 08
#25 May 31, 2008
Gotta love how they are comparing Grand Rapids and Muskegon....apples to apples!! Sheesh, its all about the news media and how much coverage it all gets is all........
#26 May 31, 2008
There is a big misconception going on here. Grand Rapids is a crap hole. Yes!!! But, it also has many fine people who did not ask for this kind of publicity. I do not live in G.R. now and have not for many years but I have friends and family there and they are fine, upstanding citizens. Let me tell you it is not only the Southeast side of G.R. that has been infiltrated with trashy people and they are not all African American. There are plenty of white trash people in G.R.,mexican trash in G.R., and other trash forms in G.R.
The problem seems to be the media! They glorify the evils of society instead of the great things that are happening. Like another person said you won't see it on the news if kids get an "A" for the whole year or perfect attendance. You never see the stories of people doing good things just the bad things. What is wrong with this picture??????
Maybe our lovely media sources should be more in tune to letting people know about all the good things that happen rather than constantly sensationalizing the bad. It would be a welcome change and maybe just maybe if the media could start then others would follow and people would not see the world as a toilet and stop treating it as such.
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Since: Jan 08
#28 Jun 1, 2008
It's not just the media. They are reacting to the public. Every time WZZM has a positive story on Topix, there are people posting asking "why is this news". The media reacts to that. In the case of TV, their ratings go up when they have a sensational story.
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