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Old 12-30-2007, 10:14 PM
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Todays Sentinel Record front page states in 2007 there were 11 homicides in Hot Springs with only 3 being unsolved so far, Such a big number for such a small area. In 2005 US Department of justice Stastistics page only has 186 murders in the whole state.

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Old 12-31-2007, 04:15 AM
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Lol....charlescamden, I really think you need to move! Hot Springs just doesn't seem to suit your liking!

I think it's really important when quoting stats, especially violent crime, to remember that much of this is "known" crime - the perpetrator and the victim know each other. Not that it makes it any more right or acceptable, but this isn't random horrible shoot outs of innocents in a robbery or drive by, but people who have personal vendettas and agendas. It does not make the loss of life any less tragic, and all crime violent or otherwise should be prosecuted - but still, the lifestyle of some victims of crime almost predicts their demise, or at least give a propensity toward an untimely end.

The problems underlying violent crime go much deeper than a set of stats and reach every area of the state and the nation, and we could go off into a debate about the degeneration of society as a whole (except that's not what the state forums are for). I really don't think Hot Springs is any different - I guess I find it more startling that 25% of the homicides are unsolved. However, those could be recent incidents still under investigation, I'm not sure of the circumstances.
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:49 AM
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Yes we are planning a move soon, Right now though it is just not feasible economically for us, both the wife and I have decent jobs for the area and that is on the positive side, Another problem is we own property (inherited from mother -in-law) in the area thet we can't unload for it's true value and it is actually cheaper to keep it and live here.
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