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Old 11-04-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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New Orleans is inundated by urban males who behave like thugs. It is surreal but the locals are used to it. They're content so long as MOST of the murder victims are black. I can say that the thievery is prevalent everywhere and that the NOPD is able to fudge the numbers on all crimes except murders. Ive had urban males rob myself and/or coworkers and usually the NOPD acts like we have wasted their time by calling them.

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Old 11-04-2013, 09:34 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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New Orleans is inundated by urban males who behave like thugs. It is surreal but the locals are used to it. They're content so long as MOST of the murder victims are black. I can say that the thievery is prevalent everywhere and that the NOPD is able to fudge the numbers on all crimes except murders. Ive had urban males rob myself and/or coworkers and usually the NOPD acts like we have wasted their time by calling them.
This murder of a middle-class black out of towner seemed to get more attention:

18-year-old AmeriCorps member shot to death in Leonidas neighborhood | NOLA.com
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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I believe that #10 should be EAST St. Louis, which is actually in Illinois.

I am going to pull up a chair and see how long it takes before someone makes a statement recognizing the OBVIOUS (painfully obvious) common denominator here. Where the problem *actually* lies.

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It was kind of already said. Young, black male demographic right? Most of the time, it's because of gangs so a lot of the murders aren't necessarily random.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Here are the top 10 murderous city metros for the year 1991 and there homicide rates...

1. New Orleans, LA ... 35.2
2. New York, NY ... 25.7
3. Dallas, TX ... 23.9
4. Houston, TX ... 22.9
5. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA ... 20.5
6. Miami-Hialeah, FL ... 18.2
7. Washington, DC-MD-VA ... 18.1
8. San Antonio, TX ... 17.9
9. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX ... 17.8
10. Chicago, IL ... 16.9
Detroit just missed the top 10 with a rate of 16.8.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Cities with the most murders in 2012

1. Chicago | 500
2. New York | 419
3. Detroit | 386
4. Philadelphia | 331
5. Los Angeles | 299
6. Baltimore | 219
7. Houston | 217
8. New Orleans | 193
9. Dallas | 154
10. Memphis | 133
11. Oakland | 126
12. Phoenix | 124
13. St. Louis | 113
14. Kansas City | 105
15. Indianapolis | 101
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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What do all of the cities with the highest murder rate have in common? Mostly, they were all industrial centers and have sustained a huge recession in the industrial job market due to union costs and outsourcing.

It's a shame that our industrial job market has taken such a beating. If only we could recover our industry, maybe the middle class would exist once more.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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What do all of the cities with the highest murder rate have in common? Mostly, they were all industrial centers and have sustained a huge recession in the industrial job market due to union costs and outsourcing.
Wow. Way to try and spin this to fit an anti-union Republican agenda.

Mathematically, the correlation between poverty or even black populations is stronger with murderous cities, than unionization. It's not like the unions were that successful in raising wages and benefits in the South.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Cities with the most murders in 2012

1. Chicago | 500
2. New York | 419
3. Detroit | 386
4. Philadelphia | 331
5. Los Angeles | 299
6. Baltimore | 219
7. Houston | 217
8. New Orleans | 193
9. Dallas | 154
10. Memphis | 133
11. Oakland | 126
12. Phoenix | 124
13. St. Louis | 113
14. Kansas City | 105
15. Indianapolis | 101
I'm impressed with how much many of them are down this year. I know Chicago is down 20% (almost 100 murders from a year ago) and I think NYC and Philadelphia are all down 20%-25% as well. Those are huge drops for one year. LA is also down a ton over the past few years.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:52 AM
 
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Cities with the most murders in 2012

1. Chicago | 500
2. New York | 419
3. Detroit | 386
4. Philadelphia | 331
5. Los Angeles | 299
6. Baltimore | 219
7. Houston | 217
8. New Orleans | 193
9. Dallas | 154
10. Memphis | 133
11. Oakland | 126
12. Phoenix | 124
13. St. Louis | 113
14. Kansas City | 105
15. Indianapolis | 101

And here's that same list from 20 years ago.

Cities with the most murders in 1991

1. New York | 2,154
2. Los Angeles | 1,027
3. Chicago | 925
4. Detroit | 615
5. Houston | 608
6. Dallas | 500
7. Washington DC | 482
8. Philadelphia | 440
9. New Orleans | 345
10. Baltimore | 304
11. St. Louis | 260
12. San Antonio | 208
13. Atlanta | 205
14. Fort Worth | 195
15. Cleveland | 175
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:37 PM
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Philadelphia had a rather small decrease, maybe Detroit and New Orleans as well if you look at per capita.
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