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« Reply #90 on: June 19, 2007, 19:52:19 EDT »

Given the crime rate in Nottingham, it had better be both of them.
Actually the Sheriff of Nottingham today is not in charge of law enforcement; the office is actually similar to that of a mayor.

And people tend to over-estimate the crime rate here. You'd think the place was a gangster's warzone if you buy what the news has to say. Nevertheless, I can assure that I myself have never personally been the victim of a crime anywhere in Nottingham and, furthermore, the serious crime tends to be confined to certain deprived areas like St Ann's. It's not a city-wide epidemic, whatever the media would have you believe.

Nevertheless, I don't intend to stay in Nottingham once I've finished university.

Except in the United States, elsewhere in the world, a sheriff is generally responsible for just enforcing municipal bylaws, rather than the laws of the land.
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« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2007, 16:46:08 EDT »

Actually the Sheriff of Nottingham today is not in charge of law enforcement; the office is actually similar to that of a mayor.

And people tend to over-estimate the crime rate here. You'd think the place was a gangster's warzone if you buy what the news has to say. Nevertheless, I can assure that I myself have never personally been the victim of a crime anywhere in Nottingham and, furthermore, the serious crime tends to be confined to certain deprived areas like St Ann's. It's not a city-wide epidemic, whatever the media would have you believe.

Nevertheless, I don't intend to stay in Nottingham once I've finished university.

I know, The chance for a bad joke was just too powerful to resist.

And actually, the figures for crime in Nottingham are very misleading. It is much better than the figures suggest, mainly because the boundaries of Nottingham are tightly drawn, excluding a huge proportion of the wealthier suburbs, which count as different council areas. Thus, the crime rate is based on the city centre and the grotty estates that surround it.
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« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2007, 04:07:22 EDT »

I'm the only one here in Wyoming(not surprising, WY is largely conservative)...   I'm kinda amazed that I can actually see my truck when I zoom in...
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« Reply #93 on: August 26, 2007, 23:02:12 EDT »

Actually the Sheriff of Nottingham today is not in charge of law enforcement; the office is actually similar to that of a mayor.

And people tend to over-estimate the crime rate here. You'd think the place was a gangster's warzone if you buy what the news has to say. Nevertheless, I can assure that I myself have never personally been the victim of a crime anywhere in Nottingham and, furthermore, the serious crime tends to be confined to certain deprived areas like St Ann's. It's not a city-wide epidemic, whatever the media would have you believe.

Nevertheless, I don't intend to stay in Nottingham once I've finished university.
I know, The chance for a bad joke was just too powerful to resist.

And actually, the figures for crime in Nottingham are very misleading. It is much better than the figures suggest, mainly because the boundaries of Nottingham are tightly drawn, excluding a huge proportion of the wealthier suburbs, which count as different council areas. Thus, the crime rate is based on the city centre and the grotty estates that surround it.
This is very true, and a source of some resentment for me, I must say.

I grew up in the suburbs right on the edge of the city, but just outside enough to be under the county council, not the city council, which meant I was excluded from certain initiatives in school that other students had access to. Students attending the same sixth form as me at Redhill School were actually paid (yes, with money) to do so; regardless of their actual circumstances, city residents were entitled to a certain amount each week.

Non-city residents could apply, but my circumstances would've almost certainly disqualified me from any free money, since I didn't actually need it. But, then again, neither did most of the students who were city residents, hence why I considered the initiative somewhat unfair, and wholly stupid really, since people shouldn't be lured into staying on at school with money; if they're going to stay to do A levels, it should be because that's what they want.

Meh, doesn't matter though now. :p
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