how rough is Nottingham in terms of knife/gun crime?

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irepislam
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i've applied to nottingham for computer science and the only thing stopping me from going right now is the fact that my teacher told me it has the highest knife/gun crime in the whole of Europe? i live in london right now and that's not really an issue despite what the media says. i can get from point A to point B without fearing for my life.

is it any different in nottingham?
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i've applied to nottingham for computer science and the only thing stopping me from going right now is the fact that my teacher told me it has the highest knife/gun crime in the whole of Europe? i live in london right now and that's not really an issue despite what the media says. i can get from point A to point B without fearing for my life.

is it any different in nottingham?
lol no it doesnt. Glasgow has a considerably worse problem with knife crime. Parts of Paris, Marseilles, Grenoble etc are much rougher (so I have heard). As far as I am aware, much of Nottingham's violence is confined to certain areas, and bar the much over-hyped rare episode of violence involving someone innocent, it is usually confined to those involved in crime anyway, as with most places in England. Especially now, London is statistically a lot more rough but as you say, you hardly notice it.
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Again, here is a quote from a Guardian article about UK gun crime;

'Nottingham is a city that has struggled with a guns label after a number of killings in 2004...but its police chiefs say public perception is at odds with reality because the city witnesses far fewer incidents per resident than other so-called gun hotspots.

Figures show Nottinghamshire Police recorded one firearms-related death in 2006 and none as of August 2007.

Its overall rate of gun crime is only marginally above the national average - and half the rate of Manchester and London''



See, not that bad and bearing in my that recent reports say crime is down considerably in Nottingham since 2007, we can assume that the stats are even lower now.


Notts only got a reputation because unfortunately Nott rhymes with shot and the media played upon this. If Nottingham was called Bath then no one would remember anything about crime. If Manchester rhymed with something to do with stabbings then it would also have a reputation.

Just ignore it.
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Seriously, use the search function or go browse the Notts subforum. I've answered this question about 10 different times in the past month alone.
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In the whole of Europe? I would be doubtful to believe that. Partially because in the majority of the rest of the European countries, the police services are routinely armed, whereas in England they are not. This leads to more criminals arming themselves in order to be 'on par' with the police.

While there are some cities which have a problem with gun crime - London and Manchester spring to mind - you should be fine in Nottingham. If you've survived living in London without a hood pass init, then you should survive Nottingham!

If you're still a bit worried, take up Krav Maga, and get really good at running really fast.
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Your teacher is an idiot.
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thanks... also...

nottingham vs surrey (which one has a better reputation as a uni)?
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I've been out in Nottingham quite a few times and have never encountered violence personally, or witnessed it. It's the same with any town or city, there are good parts and bad parts.
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thanks... also...

nottingham vs surrey (which one has a better reputation as a uni)?
Nottingham.
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Nottingham.
i'm sensing bias...?
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It's fine, really. Obviously there are some pretty dodgy areas, but I highly doubt the average student feels the need to pop to the Meadows or wherever frequently, and I don't think the centre is any amount "rougher" than any other cities I've been to.
shutup.
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shutup.
What? That was a fair comment.
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What? That was a fair comment.
oh crap.. i got TSRaped, apologies
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Nottingham is not rough in any way at all.

It may have rough areas like any other city in the UK but its nowhere near as bad as Liverpool, Manchester, London or Birmingham.

You're teacher is telling you completely the wrong thing.

You may get an idiot in the town centre at night wanting a punch up but that happens a lot everywhere because a lot of the locals do not like students. It can happen anywhere.

Just go to Nottingham.







PS. Remember to take your knife with you.
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In the UK you will only be a victim if you mess with those kinds of people. Stay out of trouble and you'll be fine. This sort of crime doesn't generally happen to innocent random people, but it goes without saying that it still does.
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I don't have any statistics for 2010, but, the following show gun-related offences:

Murder: 04-05: 3: 05-06: 0; 06-07: 1; 07-08: 0; 08-09: 0
Attempted murder: 04-05: 4; 05-06: 4; 06-07: 5; 07-08: 0; 08-09: 0

It's not as bad as its reputation makes out

Regardless, the violence tends to be between gangs and people who mess with them, so providing you don't mix with the really wrong type, you won't have any problems. It's the same as any other city.
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i'm sensing bias...?
Well you're asking "which uni is better: Nottingham or Surrey?" in the Nottingham answer, so really you should be expecting a bias answer :dontknow:
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Well you're asking "which uni is better: Nottingham or Surrey?" in the Nottingham answer, so really you should be expecting a bias answer :dontknow:
but then again if people said surrey, the bias would be completely reversed, that's why i asked the question.

now shutup
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well i thought it was fine then i got a guy threatening to knife me on my own road for my phone and some guy got stabbed the other night
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well i thought it was fine then i got a guy threatening to knife me on my own road for my phone and some guy got stabbed the other night
yeah, at 4:30am after attempting to start a fight with a large group of chavs. It's safe to say that if you are stupid enough to do that, you are liable to find yourself in a little bit of trouble. He's making a full recovery in the QMC.
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