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Old 11-12-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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I'll agree with some others, WTF is up with Tennessee?

Tennessee ranks highest in violent crime rate

Tennessee ranks highest in violent crime rate - WKRN News 2
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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America's Most Dangerous Cities: 2014 Edition
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Some of these violent crime statistics are a joke. Only a fool would think that Nashville and many other cities were more dangerous than New Orleans. These stats are misleading.

It may be better to just look at the homicide rate instead.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:31 AM
 
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Some of these violent crime statistics are a joke. Only a fool would think that Nashville and many other cities were more dangerous than New Orleans. These stats are misleading.

It may be better to just look at the homicide rate instead.
Murder makes up something like 0.4% of crime stats. Murder is obviously terrible - and final - but for an average citizen they should be watching out for the other common crimes more than freaking out about murder.

I mean everyone thinks Chicago is all dangerous with murder, but a vast majority of the murders can be pinned down to a few select areas and have to do with known gang members going against known gang members. Plus all these white people blathering on that they dont' want to come and get killed. I mean white people are around 3%-4% of the total murders in the city too if you want to dice the stats that way. A white person in Chicago has a 0.002% chance of being murdered each year. A black person is around 0.04% which is higher, but still extremely low. If you want to dice it more, around 65% of the killings are gang vs gang related among the 100,000 or so gang members. In that case you're looking at a 270/100,000 homicide rate!!! The other 96% of people have a rate of around the national average.

Murder is scary - but SO rare overall.

The USA is certainly the most murderous industrialized country, and our rates are over twice as high as most others, but still, for 2013 murder happend to 0.0045% of the country.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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Louisiana's murder rate was the highest for the 25th straight year but many think gun laws should be more relaxed than they already are. Backwards or not?
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:06 PM
 
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Seattle is a tale of two cities. Murder rate one of the lowest in the land, violent crime is low, but property crime is through the roof.
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