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Old 01-01-2008, 08:59 AM
Location: orlando
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to all those people telling us crime is so bad in florida today compared to 'the good old days' take a look at the murder stats for florida for the last 40 years.

in 2005 floridas murder rate was 5.0 per 100,000
in 2006 it was 6.2 per 100,000

the highest murder rate was in 1973 when it was 15.4 per 100,000

another interesting thing is in 1973 the population was 7.7 million, total murders were 1,180

in 2006 total population was 18.1 million total murders were 1,129.

so today we have less murders than in the past, when we had 10 million less people living here.
i think there are a lot of old people who are looking at floridas past through rose coloured glasses
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:35 AM
Location: C. FL
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Maybe Miami had a lot too do with those numbers. I live in Orlando, and used to live in S FL, and with the excpetion of Miami, I think most areas have gotten worse. I know Orlando has, Miami perhaps got better, but other parts of S FL have gotten worse too - Boynton Bch, Lake Worth, etc...
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:56 AM
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Central Florida is NOT SAFE!
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:35 AM
Location: orlando
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well i cant find specific numbers for each county but today the numbers are the murder rates for the state today are a little more than a third of wht they were in th 'good old days', so ifeel like all these people saying florida used to be great and today its so much more dangerous really need to educate themselves with facts and not hype
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:48 PM
Location: NEFL/Chi, IL
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Florida was still a "southern state" back then and the people, in general, were wilder.
I don't know for sure, but I would wager that if you broke down the homicides by type from then and now, you would find an increase in predatory type homicides today (robberies, lunatic killings, murders as a result of an otherwise criminal act...) and a decrease in "domestic squabble" and bar-fight type killings that were more prevalent back then.

In 2008 Florida, I'd bet you're more likely to get robbed and raped, and possibly murdered as a result.
In 1974 Florida, if you went into a bar and started showing your ass, you were more likely to run into someone who was willing to stick a knife in your neck. Today, that same bar is filled with middle income DINKS wearing Chinos and watching the Jags game.

The people were generally rowdier and took less **** back then, but the predatory type crime (the "criminals crime") wasn't like it is today (from what I'm told)

Hell, I'm a young guy and even *I* remember some of the old-school wild biker-type bars that used to exist here (that are now all gone)... Those places were crazy dangerous.
It's kinda hard to compare Orlando of 30+ years ago to Orlando of today, since you would basically be comparing a huge orange grove with a theme park in the middle to a big city.

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Old 07-24-2015, 06:27 PM
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Default Other Honorable Mentions w/ High Murder Over 4.200/5.0 Rate

Alabama = Worst Year 1975, 16.0 per 100,000. 2013 is 7.2.
Alaska = Worst Year 1982, 18.5 per 100,000. 2013 is 4.6.
California = Worst Year 1980, 14.5 per 100,000. 2013 is 4.6.
Florida = Worst Year 1973, 15.4 per 100,000. 2013 is 5.0.
Georgia = Worst Year 1972, 18.5 per 100,000. 2013 is 5.6.
Louisiana = Worst Year (also worst for a U.S. state), 1993, 20.3 per 100,000. 2013 is 10.8.
Maryland = Worst Year 1993, 12.7 per 100,000. 2013 is 6.4.
Michigan = Worst Year 1974, 13.0 per 100,000. 2013 is 6.4.
Mississippi = Worst Year 1973, 16.1 per 100,000. 2013 is 6.5.
Nevada = Worst Year (also second worst for a U.S. state), 1980, 20.0 per 100,000. 2013 is 5.8.
New Mexico = Worst Year 1975, 13.3 per 100,000. 2013 is 6.0.
New York = Worst Year 1990, 14.5 per 100,000. 2013 is 3.3.
North Carolina = Worst Year 1972, 13.5 per 100,000. 2013 is 4.8.
Oklahoma = Worst Year 1995, 12.2 per 100,000. 2013 is 5.1.
South Carolina = Worst Year 1972, 16.8 per 100,000. 2013 is 6.2.
Tennessee = Worst Year 1974, 13.4 per 100,000. 2013 is 5.0.
Texas = Worst Year 1980, 16.9 per 100,000. 2013 is 4.3.
Virginia = Worst Year 1960, 12.3 per 100,000. 2013 is 3.8.
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