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jennarosey
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So there have been quite a few posts about safety and crime in the VI lately. Most of the folks on this site seem to be living on STT and STX, but I was wondering if anyone had thoughts about crime on STJ.
I am a single female moving there by myself this fall, and I suppose all this chatter about crime is making me a little paranoid, even though I regard it as a pretty quiet place.
Is STJ a reasonably safe island?
thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : July 26, 2008 4:04 pm
Betty
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For safety in stj just remember your sunblock.

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Posted : July 26, 2008 4:09 pm
jennarosey
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Thanks Betty!
I think I'll send that post to my fretting mama!

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Topic starter Posted : July 26, 2008 4:16 pm
divinggirl
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Most crime on all three islands are either criminal on criminal or crimes of opportunity. Be aware of your surroundings and don't provide the criminals with an opportunity. I've lived in the VI for 7 years and never had an issue.

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Posted : July 26, 2008 4:31 pm
puddlejumper
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I agree with the previous post so far. Especially the sunscreen! Seriously. Just like any town America, know your surroundings, don't find yourself in places a young lady shouldn't be at night, have someone walk you to your car if you work at night. Things like that. Problems always come from the overflow from bars. IE: drunks. Don't go where you wouldn't take you momma.

Come enjoy St John!

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Posted : July 26, 2008 11:17 pm
Trade
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No worries. STJ is probably a lot safer than wherever you're coming from.

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Posted : July 27, 2008 12:08 am
davidryder
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As far as safety (crime) according to the numbers, St John, St Croix, then St Thomas. St John is by far the safest.

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Posted : July 29, 2008 3:40 am
SpencerfromNC
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you mean st. john then st. thomas. then st. croix

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Posted : July 29, 2008 4:15 pm
davidryder
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St Thomas is more populated, is far smaller than St Croix, and overall has more crime than St Croix.

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Posted : July 29, 2008 4:17 pm
aschultz
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I would like to see a crime stat on the different quarters of St.Croix. I would think three or four of them would have a very low crime rate. Real estate is all about location and some places are better than others.

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Posted : July 29, 2008 6:14 pm
Linda J
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STT is half the physical size of STX, but the population is about the same.

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Posted : July 29, 2008 9:29 pm
Exit Zero
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davidryder -- Just so I can get an idea of your understanding the islands can you tell us how many days,years whatever you have spent on each of them - I have lived full time in STT since 1975, spent maybe 50 days and nights on STX and about 500 mostly days on STJ and I would hesitate to comment on STX or STJ daily life due to my lack of intimate experience.

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Posted : July 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Betty
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David, The difference in crime between stt and stx is very small. There is not one that is much safer then the other, unless you are talking about stj. But very few people can afford to live there full time compared to either island. How much is a box of cereal on stj now? $12 or $18? 😉

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Posted : July 29, 2008 11:52 pm
SpencerfromNC
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St Thomas is more populated, is far smaller than St Croix, and overall has more crime than St Croix.

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Posted : July 30, 2008 4:46 am
promoguy
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Depends on whether or not it's cereal with raisins.

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Posted : July 30, 2008 2:37 pm
Betty
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Do you have to take about a second mortgage for cranberries or dates?

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Posted : July 30, 2008 2:55 pm
promoguy
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Not here in Los Angeles. Not sure about the VI's. But my guess is that with the banks tightening up their money lending practices, I would think a second or even line of credit for cranberries would be very difficult. I mean, like if you can't get a loan for home, how you gonna get them for fruit.

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Posted : July 30, 2008 4:59 pm
davidryder
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Actually the population is a little higher on St Croix-

St Croix: 60k
St Thomas: 51k

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Posted : July 30, 2008 6:20 pm
Exit Zero
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And the expertise from afar knows all.

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Posted : July 30, 2008 10:52 pm
divinggirl
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St Thomas is more populated, is far smaller than St Croix, and overall has more crime than St Croix.

Actually the population is a little higher on St Croix-

St Croix: 60k
St Thomas: 51k

The expertise from afar appears to contradict himself. Unless I'm just confused, how can St. Thomas be "more populated" but the population on St. Croix be a little higher? Hmmm....

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Posted : July 31, 2008 1:01 am
promoguy
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He probably did a lot of math in summer school as i did, way back in the day.

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Posted : July 31, 2008 1:04 am
dougtamjj
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😛

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Posted : July 31, 2008 1:23 am
SpencerfromNC
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And the expertise from afar knows all.

hahah. love it

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Posted : July 31, 2008 1:59 am
davidryder
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St Thomas is more populated, is far smaller than St Croix, and overall has more crime than St Croix.

Actually the population is a little higher on St Croix-

St Croix: 60k
St Thomas: 51k

The expertise from afar appears to contradict himself. Unless I'm just confused, how can St. Thomas be "more populated" but the population on St. Croix be a little higher? Hmmm....

It was a correction I made... is it really that big of a deal?

And these are the people whose word that us newcomers are supposed to take above any facts or figures - people who have a difficult time acting like adults on an internet forum. Riiiightt......

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Posted : July 31, 2008 4:26 am
divinggirl
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David - I was using humor to point out an inconsistency in the information you provided. You did not note in the 2nd post that it was a correction of your previous "facts". FYI - when I was doing my due dilligence on moving the USVI, I read all of the government reports/stats on the islands. Then I spoke with people (these forums did not exist back then) who actually lived or had lived down here. I got a much more realistic idea of life here from those conversations. All people on this board are trying to do is help and provide information on their own experiences. You can not understand what it is like here from a simple review of statistics. Best of luck to you.

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Posted : July 31, 2008 11:51 am
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