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Old 04-14-2008, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 safest states to raise a child

Parenting Mag. just released a study where they listed the safest states to raise a child.

Here is the full list and why they were picked

Top 10 safest States to raise a child
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I have a hard time believing New York and California are the top states out of 50 to raise children.
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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I have a hard time believing New York and California are the top states out of 50 to raise children.
Based on the reports and the data they collected it seems like it is true.
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What sucks is that even if you raise them in a safe state they grow up and are fed to the wolves. I think it's better to allow them to see the real world and educate them so that they may better it.

I've heard outer New York is beautiful. My SIL that just passed away was from there.
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I apologize. When I think New York, I think New York City. And when I think California, I think Los Angeles. I personally wouldn't want my child raised in all that chaos. But I'm sure there are other places in those particular states that are more suitable for growing minds. I think the quiet country is the best place to raise a child. Big cities offer little to nothing for a child's imagination. I guess I'm just shocked that beautiful places like Montana, Minnesota and the Dakotas aren't listed.
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#5, not bad!

I never thought that California would be in the top ten. The city we live in is very safe, but I thought some of the larger cities would drag us down in the safety rating.
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Cool! I live in CT.
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Lissa, you are right, most of the time whenever we think of a particular state, the first thing that comes to mind is a big city like NY or LA.

I grew up in a small town where everyone knew each other. As a kid, if I would get in trouble there was alway someone who knew who I was and they would go straight to my parents to let them know what I was doing.

We have lost that sence of community, and now I only know like 3 people from my neighborhood.
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Not sure what the point of lists like this are except for maybe for the media to scare the crap out of people. It's not very practical to think the majority of people can just pack up and move to another state because it's "safer".
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Not sure what the point of lists like this are except for maybe for the media to scare the crap out of people. It's not very practical to think the majority of people can just pack up and move to another state because it's "safer".
I think it is a good point of reference. Now most real states sites now give you crime rate information for the city you are looking to move to. Of course, this is a state wide data, but I think people like to knwo this kind of info
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