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  • Per Capita Firearms vs Murder Rates in the U.S. 1950 – 2014

    09/07/2016 7:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 22 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While various pundits and scholars have claimed that more guns equal more murders, the raw numbers reveal that to be untrue.  The graph above plots the per capita firearms rate in the United States (stated as number of firearms per 10 people) against the murder rate as tabulated in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).  The UCR includes both murder and non-negligent homicide in the murder numbers.  The UCR murder rate is per 100,000 people in the United States.The murder rate may be one of the most reliable numbers in the UCR, because murders are more likely to be...
  • NOT A WHITE PROBLEM (some murder stats)

    07/17/2016 6:01:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | Posted on July 14, 2016 | Administrator
    The statistics in the chart below are representative of every Democrat controlled urban shithole city in America. Obama and his anti-gun activist minions are peddling a false narrative about guns because they understand most Americans are dumber than a sack of hammers and easily manipulated by propaganda. Obama uses every high profile shooting to blame guns, in order to deflect people from seeing the truth. And the truth is guns are not a problem in white America. It’s only a problem in the urban ghettos with the toughest gun laws run by Democrat mayors and city councils. Chicago is a...
  • Murder Rates Soaring Across the Country, FBI Says

    05/13/2016 11:17:39 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 13, 2016 | MICHAEL WALSH
    After the riots in Ferguson, Mo., two years ago, in which the false meme "Hands up, don't shoot" quickly went viral at the hands of leftist, anti-cop agitators, police warned that the inflamed rhetoric and actual violence against the police would make cops wary of patrolling the very neighborhoods where most of the crime occurs. And sure enough, it has: More than 20 major cities, including Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, have seen large increases in murders in recent months, a spike that the director of the F.B.I. linked to less aggressive policing stemming from a “viral video...
  • D.C., Chicago & Baltimore Account for Over Half of U.S.’s Murder Rate Increase

    04/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | April 22, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Three major cities accounted for more than half of the rise in the national murder rate between 2014 and 2015, a new report shows. Though overall crime rates were stagnant in America’s 30 largest cities the murder rate rose 13.3 percent, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. The violent crime rate also rose by 3.1% in those major cities, lead by increases in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Charlotte.
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits Top 280,000 in 2015

    02/21/2016 4:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin concealed carry permits topped 280,000 in 2015, according to Wisconsin Governor Walker.  From "We have over 280,000 people who in the last five years have gone through concealed carry. There's people all across the state, like my wife who went through a course, got the training, add that added protection." The official Department of Justice report on CCW permits for 2015 have not been released yet. The permits have been a success by most observers standards, following the pattern in other states.  The first permits were issued late in 2011.  Only one person with a permit has...
  • Is Modern Medicine the Reason for the Falling Murder Rate?

    01/12/2016 6:29:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most interesting facts in the debate about guns and crime in the United states over the last 20+ years is that the murder rate has fallen in half while the number of guns per capita has increased from .89 in 1993 to 1.18 in 2014, an increase of 33 percent.  One of the thesis that is put forward for the decrease in murder rates is better medical technology.  Clearly, there have been significant improvements in the availability of emergency transport, access to emergency personnel through the ubiquity of cell phones and emergency providers, and better surgical...
  • Three U.S. Islands with Strict Gun Control and their Murder Rates

    12/05/2015 7:21:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Strict controls on the ownership and use of guns have been enacted in a number of polities in the United States.   One of the supposed purposes of such laws is to reduce the murder rate.  Murder rates in the FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) consist of murder and non-negligent manslaughter.When strict controls do not produce low murder rates, such as in Chicago or Washington D.C., the claim is made that the problem is the easy access to guns in areas outside of the polity with the strict controls.  In Washington, D.C., it is claimed that criminals can easily obtain...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • Illegal Aliens Murder at a Much Higher Rate Than US Citizens Do [Fact-checking the fact-checkers]

    07/13/2015 7:14:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/13/2015 | Randall Hoven
    It’s time to fact-check the fact-checkers. The Washington Post’s Michelle Yee Hee Lee gave Donald Trump four Pinocchios for saying, “They’re bringing crime” across the border from Mexico. The Post scribe added, “Trump clarified that he was referring to cases where undocumented immigrants commit violent crimes or smuggle drugs.” First off, Trump did not put any numbers on his statements. All he said was that some undocumented immigrants commit crimes in the U.S. And we know that is true. Secondly, as even the Washington Post admits, Trump was not talking about all Mexicans, especially not Hispanic citizens. He was...
  • Shooting Death is Baltimore’s 39th Homicide in May

    05/30/2015 11:18:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month’s spike in homicides. Sgt. Jarron Jackson said in an email Friday that officers on patrol found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest about 4:30 p.m...
  • With Murder Rate Far Beyond US Levels, Russia Legalizes Carry of Guns for Self-Defense

    11/20/2014 6:53:09 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Nov 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    prior to this change “Russians were only allowed to own firearms for hunting or target practice.” Because of this, there are only “13 million” privately owned firearms in Russia compared to approximately 310 million the US. On the other hand, “there were 21,603 murders in Russia” in 2009 compared with just over 13,600 in the US, “which has a population almost twice as large [as Russia].” In other words, in the past few years fewer guns equaled more murder in Russia while more guns equaled fewer murders in the US. Under the new law, Russians can acquire a license to...
  • What Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About Immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala

    07/19/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT · by mgist · 24 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/17/14 | Dean Garrison
    Earlier, I reported that an illegal immigrant from Honduras entered the country on June 26th and three weeks later had already been charged with 2nd Degree Murder. Pedro Alberto Monterroso-Navas entered the country with two children and was allowed to stay under Obama's "catch and release" amnesty policies. Not many people read the article, likely because I was about 12 hours behind the bigger media sources which reported it and we get significantly less traffic to begin with. [Oh, the joys of being a small potatoes blogger!] However, there was some very important research in that article and I would...
  • Number Of Navajo Homicides Tops Some Metro Areas

    04/30/2014 12:44:00 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies ^ | 29 April 2014 | Felicia Fonseca
    New FBI statistics show the vast Navajo Nation [180,000 population, size of West Virginia] saw a sharp increase in the murder rate in 2013 and finished the year with 42 homicides, eclipsing major metropolitan areas with less space and far more people, like Seattle and Boston.
  • Chicago Murder Rate at Lowest Level in 50 Years after Concealed Carry

    04/06/2014 5:22:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Even Chicago isn’t hopeless. Just its politicians. In July of 2013, Illinois became the last state in the union to enact a concealed carry law. In January of this year, the state began accepting applications for permits. This week, Chicago police announced that the city’s first quarter murder rate was the lowest since 1958.The first three months of the year saw 6 fewer murders than the same time frame in 2013–a 9 percent drop–and 55 fewer murders than 2012, according to a statement from Chicago Police.There were 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims, drops of 26 and 29...
  • NYC sees 33% spike in murders, fewer guns seized

    01/31/2014 3:59:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/28/14 | Jamie Schram
    As his first month as police commissioner under Mayor de Blasio winds down, Bill Bratton is already facing some sobering news — a 33 percent spike in murders across the city. According to the latest statistics released Tuesday, there have been 28 homicides so far this year compared to 21 in the same ­period last year. That puts the city on course for at least one murder a day.
  • Juvenile charged in killings of 2 Newark children (NJ)

    12/31/2013 1:10:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12:20 pm, Tuesday, December 31, 2013
    Authorities say a 15-year-old boy faces 2 counts of murder in the Christmas night slayings of two Newark children. […] The juvenile was apprehended in connection with the fatal shootings of a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy outside a home in the southern end of Newark near Interstate 78. […] Newark will end 2013 with more than 100 murders, the most the city has had since 2006. …
  • Mexico City And Washington, D.C., Are About Equally Safe

    08/10/2013 11:44:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | August 1, 2013 | Rose Eveleth
    Mexico City And Washington, D.C., Are About Equally Safe Mexico’s travel industry has been hurting, as crime waves have swept the country and scared tourists away. But is traveling in Mexico any less safe than traveling in the United States? It depends on where you go and what you do, of course. But if you compare tourist destinations in both places, you might conclude you’re better off heading to Mexico. Take Orlando, Florida, home of Disney World. There were 7.5 murders per 100,000 residents there in 2010. Cancun, on the other hand, saw 1.83 murders per 100,000 residents, and...
  • “Why Are White People Terrified Of Minorities?”

    07/26/2013 4:15:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 23 July, 2013 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “why are white people terrified of minorities?” Good question – If I thought “white people” were actually terrified of minorities, and if I just had a socially acceptable answer to support that belief. So let me scratch my head and walk around that one, while I search for an answer – and a suggested solution should the premise prove viable. Of course, if the surmise is correct, the problem is called xenophobia, “stranger fear” in ancient Greek. Having seen many competent minorities of all varieties gladly accepted both socially and professionally by whites, I cannot...
  • “Percent Of People Who Will Commit Murder?”

    07/08/2013 5:56:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 7 July, 2013 | Stranger
    Someone stopped by searching for “percent of people who will commit murder.” That varies widely between societies, and within the same society depending on conditions. In particular, the incidence of murder declines as the population ages, so an older population will have a much lower murder rate. And while I could load this post up with graphics, I see little point since murder rates vary so widely between societies. And that being the case, the best I can do is to give the maximum and minimum – and the percentage for the United States. The major factors involved in murder...
  • U.S. #1 By Far In Gun Ownership—But Only 28th In Gun Murder Rate

    02/06/2013 11:05:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 6, 2013 | Stephen Gutowski
    One of the most obnoxious liberal talking points on guns involves the idea that guns, in and of themselves, cause gun violence. Apparently, as this argument goes, guns or “gun culture” cause law-abiding citizens to transform into murderous nuts. In other words, more guns must mean more gun violence. The argument was famously made by sports writer Jason Whitlock and forwarded by Bob Costas on Sunday Night Football after a player reportedly murdered his girlfriend and killed himself. … According to the latest Small Arms Survey conducted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, the U.S. tops the...
  • Time for You to Address Violence in Black Communities, Mr. Obama

    02/03/2013 7:02:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | February 3, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Dear Mr. Obama, This week Hadiya Pendleton was shot and murdered in Chicago just days after performing with high school marching band at your second inauguration. She was a majorette in addition to playing volleyball and being an honor student at King College Prep High School. My plea to you is you attend her funeral. My plea is that after the funeral you address the entire nation in prime time and discuss an epidemic that's eroding our nation and destroying millions of dreams. That is the real epidemic of violence in black communities There is no better example than your...
  • Gun Violence is Not a Republican Problem, It's a Democratic Problem

    01/18/2013 10:17:47 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 18, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget Wal-Mart and skip your local gun show. The murderers of tomorrow will not be found wearing orange vests at your local sporting goods store. They won’t have NRA memberships or trophies on their walls. You won’t find them in America. Look for them in Obamerica. 67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those are the crowded cities of...
  • The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela

    01/11/2013 2:08:13 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 10 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jaime Daremblum
    Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas, which was then governed by Chávez's father, delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: "Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don't know what they are getting."  More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive. Venezuela long ago ceased to be a real democracy: The ruling regime effectively controls the Supreme Court (which in 2004 was expanded and packed with Chávez allies), the National Assembly...
  • Is Chicago’s Out-Of-Control Murder Rate Connected to Its Sanctuary City Policies?

    01/14/2013 8:31:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/14/2013 | Bryan Preston
    There are no gun shops in Chicago, so they say, but murders are on pace to hit 730 for 2013. Guns are usually the weapons that the killers choose to use.Two teenage boys were murdered over the weekend, and guns were the weapons used by the killers. One victim, 14-year-old Rey Dorantes, was reportedly shot while sitting on the front porch of his home. Fifteen-year-old Victor Vega was reportedly walking with another male when they were approached by an armed man who opened fire, killing Vega. In separate incidents, four other people were wounded via gunfire, and all but...
  • AP's Honduras correspondent navigates violent land

    12/30/2012 2:07:02 PM PST · by BobL · 22 replies
    WPXI.COM ^ | Dec. 30, 2012 | Alberto Arce
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Every Saturday morning, one of my taxi drivers pays about $12 for the right to park his cab near a hospital, about two blocks from a police station. But it's not the government that's charging. An unidentified man pulls up in a large SUV, usually brandishing an AK-47, and accepts an envelope of cash without saying a word. Jose and nine other drivers who pay the extortionists estimate that it amounts to more than $500 a year to park on public property. During Christmas, the cabbies dish out another $500 each in holiday "bonuses." Meanwhile, Jose pays...
  • Murder by Numbers: Today's murder rate is essentially at a low point of the past century.

    12/27/2012 5:41:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/27/2012 | Randall Hoven
    Listening to the latest media chatter, one could get the impression that murder in the US is historically bad and getting worse. As the Reverend Al Sharpton put it, "The time for their talk is over. Now's the time for action, and real change on gun control."Actually, now would seem to be a very bad time for such action. The reason is simple: the murder rate is historically low and is already trending downward. In fact, the murder rate in 2011 was the lowest since 1961: 4.7 murders per 100,000 people. In only 5 years since 1910 has it...
  • British violent crime 4 times that in the US.

    12/20/2012 1:24:36 PM PST · by Fido969 · 103 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Jul 2009 | Richard Edwards
    ... there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe. By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.
  • Note to media: Despite horror, Americans are safer

    07/22/2012 12:20:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/20/2012 | David Harsanyi
    By: David Harsanyi  Follow @DavidHarsanyi7/20/2012 03:46 PMRESIZE: AAA Print Listening to the crush of media coverage and the sickening politicization of the murders in Colorado, we should not let it escape our attention that despite all the violence and sadness brought on by this event — I lived in Denver for years, and I’ve taken my children to the Aurora theater, so I get it — most of us live in a far safer place than our parents.All day, I've watched television pundits talk about the country as if we were saturated in non-stop violence. The simple fact is...
  • ‘Race Wars’ Part 1: The Shocking Data on Black on Black Crime

    04/09/2012 9:21:38 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 04-10-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Black-on-black crime is a sensitive subject in this increasingly polarized nation. While covered in academia and occasionally addressed by talking heads on television, some believe it rarely, if ever, receives the type and depth of attention it deserves. Instead, critics argue that this national tragedy is usually swept under the rug by powerful interest groups and individuals more concerned with elevating their own racially-driven agendas than addressing the real issues at hand. The Trayvon Martin case is only the most recent example of this grim hypocrisy. Indeed, statistics support a very different narrative than the one usually offered by “race...
  • Why Manipulate the Tragedy of Trayvon Martin?

    03/30/2012 11:10:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 25, 2012 | Heather Mac Donald
    The fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month by a neighborhood-watch volunteer was a sickening and — unless new facts come to light — unjustified loss of an innocent life. Unless Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, had reason to believe that Martin was armed, shooting him was a grossly disproportionate response to a fistfight, even leaving aside the fact that Zimmerman had initiated the encounter. If such a shooting is justified under Florida’s broad self-defense law, that law has licensed violence that goes far beyond legitimate self-defense. Every American shares the despair of Martin’s family over this heartbreaking tragedy...
  • With murders up 35%, McCarthy shakes up Chicago police brass

    03/30/2012 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/30/2012 | FRANK MAIN and FRAN SPIELMAN
    With Chicago suffering a 35 percent spike in murders this year, police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced a reshuffling of his command staff Friday, replacing commanders in five of the city’s 23 districts. McCarthy also promoted three supervisors to deputy chief positions. McCarthy said the changes were made to “strengthen the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence” and create a “more efficient departmental structure.
  • Venezuela suffers 'record murder rate' in 2011

    12/28/2011 11:54:36 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | December 28, 2011
    A Venezuelan campaign group says the country has suffered a record number of murders in 2011. The Venezuela Violence Observatory says at least 19,336 people have been killed this year, an average of 53 a day. The figures suggest Venezuela's murder rate is the highest in South America and four times that of Mexico. Criminal violence is set to be a major issue in next year's elections, when President Hugo Chavez is seeking another term in office. "We must inform the nation that 2011 will end as the the most violent year in the nation's history," the Venezuela Violence Observatory...
  • Spike in murders, shootings shakes New York

    04/10/2010 4:50:17 AM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 671+ views
    z news ^ | 4/10/10 | t news
    A rampage by gun-slinging youths through New York's Times Square this week underscored a surge in murders and shootings that has some New Yorkers fearing a return to the city's dark past. The European-style pedestrian zones, bicycle lanes and flower pots of Times Square epitomize Mayor Michael Bloomberg's clean and tourist-friendly Big Apple.
  • Two friends fatally stabbed aboard No. 2 train (NYC murder rate up 22% this year)

    03/29/2010 4:54:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies · 2,151+ views
    Pals heading home from a Midtown nightclub yesterday tossed their trash out a subway door, setting off a senseless slashing rampage that left two of them dead -- and added to the explosive spike in homicides around the city. The carnage erupted at around 5 a.m., shortly after the 10 Brooklyn friends -- who had been at the trendy Cellar Bar in the Bryant Park Hotel -- boarded a southbound No. 2 train at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue, police said. One of the men had a bag of trash and tossed it out the door as the train stopped...
  • 4 Killed, At Least 8 Wounded In 6-Hour Bloodbath [Chicago]

    07/16/2009 8:02:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies · 1,189+ views
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2009
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Three men were fatally shot. One man was fatally stabbed. Police shot one man and at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire -- including an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom -- during an especially violent six hours late Wednesday and early Thursday mainly on the South and West Sides.
  • Six Men Shot Dead In 24 Hours In Chicago

    06/29/2009 6:23:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 2,882+ views
    CBS ^ | June 29, 2009
    Shootings claimed the lives of six men in the city over the weekend. The first shooting happened around 8:20 p.m. Friday, when Tijuan Edwards, 18, was talking to a 25-year-old man in the street at 1916 S. Trumbull Ave. when multiple gunmen approached on foot and shot both men. Edwards was dead on the scene, and the 25-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the left arm, chin and thigh, police said.
  • 36 Chicago area students killed sets record

    05/12/2009 11:11:50 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 1,481+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 5/13/09 | Andrea Billups
    Chicago - busy putting on its best face to garner a 2016 Olympics bid and basking in the afterglow of President Obama's election - has become the nation's most violent city for youths. With three weeks left before summer break, a record 36 Chicago Public Schools students have been killed this school year, marking the third straight year that youth homicides have climbed into double digits. Chicago has surpassed New York City and Los Angeles for having the highest youth homicide rate in the nation. "I think people in Chicago have almost gotten numb to the statistics," said Dexter Voisin,...
  • Six Killed And One Critically Wounded In 24-Hour Period (England, "Knife" Crimes)

    07/12/2008 4:41:57 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 24 replies · 390+ views
    All Headline News ^ | July 12, 2008 | Amy Beeman
    London, England (AHN) -- Even though British police announced a crackdown on knife-crime last week, six people have been killed and one critically wounded in a 24-hour period. Reports say all of the stabbings were in separate incidents. Four of the killed were Londoners, one attack happened in West Bromwich, and the other in Manchester. One of the London victims is still fighting for his life in the hospital. All were male, but their ages varied. Four of the men stabbed were 20, one was 41, one 19, and one's age was not disclosed, but he was described by the...
  • Ralph Peters gets his stats right: the New York Times purposely misleads

    I’m a veteran and haven’t killed anybody in years. But if you read the New York Times you’d be right to worry that I might. The Sunday, 13 January 2008, edition of the Times spent four pages! detailing that, in the four and three-quarter years since the Iraq war began, returning soldiers, sailors, and airmen came home horribly scared—mentally, of course—and committed 121 murders. Which is a big number, no question; and probably some, or even most, of the people killed didn’t even have it coming to them. Military writer Ralph Peters, in today’s column for the New York Post,...
  • San Francisco murder rate at highest level in more than a decade

    12/18/2007 9:58:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 83+ views
    Three fatal shootings since Saturday have pushed San Francisco's murder total for the year to the highest level in more than a decade. In the latest killing, a 24-year-old man died after being shot in the city's Hunters Point neighborhood Monday afternoon. That murder follows the fatal shooting Saturday morning of two men who were gunned down in the city's Mission neighborhood. For the year, the homicide total in San Francisco now stands at 97 - the city's most killings in more than a decade. The last time the city had more than 97 homicides in one year was in...
  • America's (10) Most Murderous Cities

    11/10/2007 4:19:56 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 129 replies · 1,263+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8 November 2007 | David M. Ewalt
    ...Of course, television doesn't always tell the whole story. The average American is 36 times more likely to die from heart disease than be murdered, six times more likely to die in an accident and four times more likely to die from Alzheimer's disease, according to data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. But homicide does result in many thousands of deaths every year. And a comparison of the 72 American cities with a population over 250,000, using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, reveals that...
  • 2 morning deaths brings homicide toll to 300

    09/20/2007 2:28:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies · 48+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/20/07 | Peter Mucha and Barbara Boyer
    The year's homicide count in Philadelphia reached 300 after two people were found dead this morning, police said. ---snip-- Last year, the city had 276 homicides through Sept. 19. This year, the number is 8 percent higher for that period and is on track to exceed the 406 homicides reported by year's end, the highest since 1997
  • Murder stalks poverty in L.A. County

    08/19/2007 2:32:39 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 19 replies · 970+ views
    LA Times ^ | 19 August 2007 | Jill Leovy
    Homicides are down sharply in Los Angeles County this year, possibly by as much as 14% countywide. But the stubborn problem of deadly violence grinds on in poor neighborhoods of the county at a rate far above the U.S. average... An online project of The Times called the Homicide Report has tracked Los Angeles County homicides, as they have happened, since the beginning of the year. The project has yielded a vivid statistical outline of the county's current homicide problem -- at least 520 killings by early August... Homicide is not fair, hitting hardest among Latinos and especially among blacks....
  • Chief: Flaws falsely place Dallas on top of crime list

    07/10/2007 8:48:19 PM PDT · by nhoward14 · 6 replies · 330+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | 7/10/2007 | Rebecca Lopez
    The city of Dallas is about to experience a huge drop in crime, but not because there are fewer victims. The police department recently discovered major flaws in the way it reports property crimes to the FBI. It's been happening for years, and it makes Dallas appear more crime ridden than New York and L.A.
  • Shortage of new immigrants blamed for surge of killings[Provocative Theory]

    06/30/2007 10:42:31 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 102 replies · 2,016+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | June 30, 2007 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    East Coast cities that lack an influx of hardworking newcomers see violent crime soar PHILADELPHIA — Baltimore, Philadelphia and other cities in a bloodstained corridor along the East Coast are seeing a surge in killings, and one of the most provocative explanations offered by criminal-justice experts is this: not enough new immigrants. The theory holds that waves of hardworking, ambitious immigrants reinvigorate desperately poor black and Hispanic neighborhoods and help keep crime down. It is a theory that runs counter to the widely held notion that immigrants are a source of crime and disorder. "New York, Los Angeles, they're seeing...
  • Summer’s beginning: 6 dead in one day (in Philadelphia)

    06/22/2007 8:09:53 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 56 replies · 1,716+ views
    PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER ^ | Fri, Jun. 22, 2007 | Andrew Maykuth,Vernon Clark and Art Carey
    On the first day of summer, two violent outbursts less than 15 hours apart and about two miles from each other left five people dead and a sixth person clinging to life. And before the night ended, another homicide was recorded, this time in Kingsessing. Thursday's six slayings - three young men gunned down in North Philadelphia in the early hours; two people killed, one critically wounded, in Kensington in the afternoon; and an unidentified man shot to death about 10:30 p.m. in Southwest Philadelphia's Kingsessing neighborhood - pushed the year's homicide total to 195, compared with 177 at the...
  • Study: Murder rate is even higher: Figures make N.O. the deadliest city

    03/12/2007 3:37:00 AM PDT · by Ellesu · 32 replies · 1,820+ views ^ | 03/12/07 | Brendan McCarthy
    A new study by a Tulane University professor puts New Orleans' murder rate as the highest in the country. The study estimates the city's 2006 murder rate at 96 per every 100,000 people. The new study, by demographer Mark VanLandingham, aims to fix the main flaw in previous per capita murder estimates for 2006: It takes into account the large change in New Orleans' population during the year, with far fewer people in the city at the beginning of 2006 than at the end. That change raises the murder rate substantially. "It's part of this big policy debate: How bad...
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    01/12/2007 6:35:44 PM PST · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 238+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/12/07 | Purple Mountains
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    12/12/2005 2:22:40 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 164 replies · 10,759+ views
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    11/29/2005 2:06:01 PM PST · by freepersup · 21 replies · 2,215+ views
    BLACKWATER WEEKLY TACTICAL ^ | November 28, 2005 | Chaplain Don Staton
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