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1 posted on 01/16/2013 6:41:59 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
Here is a possible reason for the decline: Medical advances may explain homicide decline.
2 posted on 01/16/2013 6:53:35 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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Right, and if blacks and hispanics are excluded the murder rate among whites is around that of Belgium.


5 posted on 01/16/2013 7:14:21 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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Here's the most interesting part:

“The highest murder rate in national history was between 1846 and 1887,” not including Civil War deaths, Roth says. “During Reconstruction, there were counties in Louisiana where you had 200 people per 100,000 residents killed. You’d have counties in Texas with 10,000 people and 500 people killed. In Los Angeles in the 1840s, one in every 46 people were murdered. It’s amazing how many people got killed.”

6 posted on 01/16/2013 7:28:45 PM PST by Strategerist
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It seems to me that with an armed populous, robbery and breaking and entering has become a much more dangerous vocation. The internet and Fox News does a good job of getting these self defense stories out there. It has to be getting the attention of the criminals.


7 posted on 01/16/2013 7:49:10 PM PST by IAGeezer912 (One out of every 20 people on the face of the earth are Americans. We have won life's lottery.)
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Homicide rates dropped in Florida after conceal carry was passed. I think Chicago’s rates went up after their ‘gun control’ laws passed.


9 posted on 01/16/2013 7:58:39 PM PST by GOPJ ( Gang members breaking down YOUR door-daughter&wife screaming -Dems took YOUR gun. Shots fired.)
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