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Old 01-03-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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The Associated Press: Homicides Soared in New Orleans in 2007 (broken link)

Homicides Soared in New Orleans in 2007
By MARY FOSTER – 1 day ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The bloodiest city in the country in 2006, reeling from crime in its struggle to recover from Hurricane Katrina, got even worse in 2007.

New Orleans registered 209 homicides last year, a nearly 30 percent increase from the 161 recorded in 2006.


Wow. 71 per 100,000!?

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Old 01-03-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado, Denver Metro Area
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Yeah, I read that ont eh new few days ago! Sick & sad!
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Murder rates by city:

83.6 - new orleans
46.38 - detroit
44.69 - baltimore
39.42 - st. louis
31.15 - d.c.
27.5 - cleveland
26.93 - philadelphia
26.25 - atlanta
24.47 - memphis
23.88 - miami
18.89 - jacksonville
17.62 - milwaukee
16.39 - dallas
16.37 - houston
15.42 - chicago
14.17 - phoenix
13.17 - san fran
11.18 - boston
10.10 - l.a.
5.94 - nyc

Check this out....other cities in the world. I wonder if most Americans are aware that our homicide rates are FAR and above almost everywhere else on earth. Only a few places in South America, Russia, Africa beat the US... Even most Brazillian cities are on par with Miami or Atlanta, but people think of them as dangerous. Moscow, the murder capital of Europe, has a rate of less than half that of St. Louis (18.0).

4.30 - Buenos Aires
3.80 - Berlin
3.40 - Toronto
3.20 - Amsterdam
3.16 - Stockholm
3.10 - Milan
3.00 - Zurich
2.32 - London
2.30 - Montreal
2.21 - Paris
1.85 - Oskaka (known as the "Murder Capital" of Japan)
1.85 - Oslo
1.56 - Hamburg
1.40 - Tokyo
0.99 - Copenhagen
0.91 - Madrid
0.90 - Rome
0.80 - Hong Kong
0.20 - Melbourne
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It's thug on thug violence at least 99.9999% of it. I can tell you there is much more life in the streets of New Orleans than in much of Detroit or even Atlanta.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
Murder rates by city:

83.6 - new orleans
46.38 - detroit
44.69 - baltimore
39.42 - st. louis
31.15 - d.c.
27.5 - cleveland
26.93 - philadelphia
26.25 - atlanta
24.47 - memphis
23.88 - miami
18.89 - jacksonville
17.62 - milwaukee
16.39 - dallas
16.37 - houston
15.42 - chicago
14.17 - phoenix
13.17 - san fran
11.18 - boston
10.10 - l.a.
5.94 - nyc

Check this out....other cities in the world. I wonder if most Americans are aware that our homicide rates are FAR and above almost everywhere else on earth. Only a few places in South America, Russia, Africa beat the US... Even most Brazillian cities are on par with Miami or Atlanta, but people think of them as dangerous. Moscow, the murder capital of Europe, has a rate of less than half that of St. Louis (18.0).

4.30 - Buenos Aires
3.80 - Berlin
3.40 - Toronto
3.20 - Amsterdam
3.16 - Stockholm
3.10 - Milan
3.00 - Zurich
2.32 - London
2.30 - Montreal
2.21 - Paris
1.85 - Oskaka (known as the "Murder Capital" of Japan)
1.85 - Oslo
1.56 - Hamburg
1.40 - Tokyo
0.99 - Copenhagen
0.91 - Madrid
0.90 - Rome
0.80 - Hong Kong
0.20 - Melbourne
Have you got a link for those stats? I'm not disputing you or them, just want to study it further.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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The international stats I had to google myself and sift through till I found decent stats.

The other ones I found through this thread.

What is the murder rate in your city? - SkyscraperCity

I had to dig through that as well. It's hard to find current rates that are all listed out nicely. Most of them are a few years old.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Wow, NYC and LA are really low. NYC's is amazing.

I've ben searching for the '07 stats but can't find them anywhere so I'm glad you posted them. Thanks! I know Buffalo, NY passed Rochester for most dangerous city in New York. It's right about where DC and St. Louis are for murder rate.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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It's because in general, America has a very violent and aggressive culture. It's been like that since 1492 when the first people "founded" the U.S. It's how our country was formed and how it developed all the way up until very recently in our history. These things are deeply ingrained into us.

We are a violent, fighting, savage, aggressive people to be honest. I am an American. But when I saw the movie 300 about the Spartans of Greece, the entire time I was watching I thought that they and Americans had a lot of similarities. Except the Spartans aren't obese.

If the Spartans had the internet, reality TV, cars and football games, they probobly would've been just like the good ol' USA (not saying that's a bad thing necessarilly, but true nonetheless) in my opinion.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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The Spartans had a highly elitist society. The movie can be seen as entertaining if one likes amazing digital effetcs. The movie is historically inaccurate. Read Dr. Kaveh Farrokh-The 300 Movie: Separating Fact from Fiction

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We are a violent, fighting, savage, aggressive people to be honest. I am an American. But when I saw the movie 300 about the Spartans of Greece, the entire time I was watching I thought that they and Americans had a lot of similarities. Except the Spartans aren't obese.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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wow I would never imagine S.F. had a higher murder rate than LA
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