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Old 11-06-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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Well after some internet searching I have found the 1991 FBI Uniform Crime Report. And let me tell you back 20 years ago cities were way more bloodier than they are today.

You're going to have to zoom in on the page to see it good....

https://archive.org/stream/uniformcr...ge/79/mode/1up

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

Just goes to show you how bad crime was 20 years ago. In 1991 the national murder rate was 9.8 compared to last years 4.7.

Here's a new article from back then showing how bad it was...

Preliminary 1991 Figures Show Drop in Homicides - NYTimes.com
6. Miami-Hialeah, FL ... 18.2%

It's amazing how Miami's rate has dropped to 6.3% from 21 years ago. Very glad to see it no longer in the Top 10 anymore while Jacksonville is now tops in Florida.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:04 PM
 
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Can anyone explain how in the HELL did Baltimore reach the top 5....
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Can anyone explain how in the HELL did Baltimore reach the top 5....
Baltimore is now 64% black.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This thread is racist.
In your mind. Their is nothing "racist" about the truth!!!
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Can anyone explain how in the HELL did Baltimore reach the top 5....
Baltimore has historically had a very high per capita homicide rate. It makes a great setting for tv shows like "The Wire" and "Homicide: Life on the Street".
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Of personal interest in that 1991 murder ranking list is Atlanta which was 13th with a total of 205 that year.
More recently, overall crime in most categories has fallen in that city but the decline in murders has been especially impressive.
During the last several years, Atlanta's yearly murder total has generally either eclipsed or, for all intents and purposes, equalled the low number of murders that it recorded in 1963 which was approximately 85 that year.
Furthermore, during the late 1970's & much of the 1980's Atlanta typically recorded at or over 250 murders per year so the more long term trend has been of a substantially larger decline in murders.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Can anyone explain how in the HELL did Baltimore reach the top 5....
I see your point. Baltimore as a city ranks high but the suburbs rank very low. To someone who wouldn't know the city is where the action is but not the entire metro. In contrast there's less murders in the city of DC compared to Baltimore but more in the DC suburbs compared to Baltimore's suburbs.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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Many rural murders are caused by long-standing family feuds (no, really). They are very rarely random and do not affect parties that are not involved in the dispute.

20yrsinBranson
So the eastern Kentucky county might have a Hatfield vs. McCoy type of feud and still be shooting at each other, right?
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:04 AM
 
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Baltimore is higher than detroit?
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Oh what a difference 20 years make

Homicides in 1992 Set Record for L.A. County : Violence: 2,589 killings in 1992 represent an 8% rise over previous year. Cultural changes and accessibility of guns cited as factors. - Los Angeles Times

Glad those days are over
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