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Old 06-01-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Wouldn't that mean previous years would have also had similar percentage increase in crime? There's no correlation.
Could be a delayed reaction. It may not have responded immediately. It could be getting worse this year or it may have little to no effect. I was just throwing it out there. I've run into a lot of people on heroin lately. A couple years ago I didn't know anybody on it. In the last month a couple guys I work with were fired because of it.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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One possibility is that the heroin market is growing.
Heroin Deaths Nearly Triple in US Over 3 Years, White House Blames Mexico / Sputnik International

A lot of cities are seeing big increases this year. Houston is up 59%. New Orleans is up 20%. Birmingham is up 63%. Atlanta is up 32%. NYC is up 10%. Chicago is up 15%. Detroit is up 25%. DC and Philly are up a little, Baltimore is just exploding and Milwaukee is up 180%!
This is tragic
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Houston-133 as of 6/4/2015
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:12 PM
 
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Hmmm, yes, i ran it again and realized that I had messed up the date range. 36 from 1/14 until 4/15. Six seems like a much more reasonable number! I feel safer all of a sudden

Should I edit my post, or do you think that will make this thread too difficult to follow?
Portland, Oregon does not have a huge Black population, so I am not surprised Portland has a low per capita murder rate for a big city.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Wow killeen Texas has a population 130,00 and has more homicides than Boston this year. Killeen has 11 murders. Killeen is 45 min north of Austin.
Killeen, Texas is 34 percent Black, which means it's racial demographics are closer to that of Chicago than it is to Austin.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Killeen, Texas is 34 percent Black, which means it's racial demographics are closer to that of Chicago than it is to Austin.
I agree +1
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:27 PM
 
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Oh my god! Why are American cities so violent??

My city of 620k residents has a murder rate of 1,2 and Finland was supposed to be violent compared to the rest of West...
Finland is Whiter than sour cream, that is why your cities on average are less violent. Your cities do not have a large urban inner city Black underclass population. Click on this video to see what a typical high crime neighborhood in America looks like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzs9EButJIo

You know you are in a high crime neighborhood in America when a lot of the guys living there dress and talk like the guys that you see in a prison yard. You know you are in a high crime neighborhood in America when the sight of guys covering their mouths with bandanas, sagging their pants, and shirt less guys with tattoos all over their bodies are very common.

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Old 06-06-2015, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Killeen, Texas is 34 percent Black, which means it's racial demographics are closer to that of Chicago than it is to Austin.
There are more blacks in Boston than there is the total population of Killeen.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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There are more blacks in Boston than there is the total population of Killeen.
Boston is also 6 times larger than killeen and has less homicides.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Boston is also 6 times larger than killeen and has less homicides.
Yea, that's my point. The city with the higher number of blacks has less crime.
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