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Old 10-21-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Drug trade route. Murder rates in Central America are even worse, among the worst in North America. Especially El Salvador and Honduras.
According to the most recent statistics available, in the western hemisphere only Canada, Chile, Cuba, Martinique, and Aruba have lower per capita murder rates than the U.S.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:51 AM
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I was in New Orleans for vacation many years ago, in the late 1990s. I was 12 and I was never let out of an adult's site. I didn't realize how much violence there was, even back then. It took Hurricane Katrina for me to find this out.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:56 AM
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According to the most recent statistics available, in the western hemisphere only Canada, Chile, Cuba, Martinique, and Aruba have lower per capita murder rates than the U.S.
It wouldn't surprise me. Of those places, 2 of them are overseas territories of The Netherlands and France. I'm surprised Haiti has a lower murder rate than Jamaica or The Dominican Republic. Drug cartels in Colombia set up a hub in Haiti.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:52 PM
 
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Louisiana is 10.3?
The first time I ever saw a list of state murder rates was in a 1977 almanac and Louisiana was #1 way back then too. I guess some things never change.

Going from my memory, Arizona had one of the top murder rates in the U.S back in the 70s. Now they are average. So something civilized that state over the years. Actually, most states appear to have a lower murder rate now than then. This is somewhat suprising. Although from what I read murder rates are going way up in 2015, especially in some cities like Baltimore and Milwaukee.
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Mostly based on the FBI's annual Uniform Crime report, released yesterday:



Note: I don't think this is a "city vs. city" sort of thing, since murder is not exactly a competition. It's more of a general set of data.

What on earth is going on in Louisiana?
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Bringing this up is going to make me cringe. It's known that half of the murders in the USA are Black-on-Black murders. Mississippi and Louisiana are in the top as far as murder goes. However, there are some things I'm noticing.



Why on earth is this the case? Why are black homicide rates in Canada or the UK lower than here? When you consider that African Americans are around 13% of the US population, but committing 50% of murders something is very very wrong.

Is it really just poverty, or as I suspect based on what I see here in Philadelphia, American blacks seem really angry even just walking down the street. God forbid you brush up against them or step on their foot on the bus or you will be screamed at with curses etc. Almost every single one of my friends here living in downtown Philly has dealt with this. I really think when you live in a very capitalistic society like the US with hard core winners and losers and the wealth shoved in your face every day it makes for some very angry people. No hope in their lives and always looking for respect from people they believe are privileged by the color of their skin (Whites). Just my take. This country needs to provide hope for a better life for the people in poverty. Obviously Canada and the UK societies do this cause I never saw an angry black person in Toronto.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:20 PM
 
Location: on the edge of Sanity
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I don't think Hawaii would have those issues.
According the the crime map posted, that's true! Wish I could afford to retire there!

I can't say based on personal experience, however, since I was only in Hawaii for 2 weeks in 1988. (Yes, I felt very safe) However, I doubt if there is any place that is 100% crime free and visitors should always be aware of their surroundings and use common sense.
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Old 10-21-2015, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Honestly, Mississippi is pretty high as well. It is Jackson? I don't think the Memphis suburbs are that bad. Nor Meridian and the Gulf Coast of Biloxi and Gulfport.
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:06 AM
 
Location: the future
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Im sorry why is Cuba's murder rate so low in comparison to the VI, Caribbean and even the US?
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Old 10-22-2015, 03:07 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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Honestly, Mississippi is pretty high as well. It is Jackson? I don't think the Memphis suburbs are that bad. Nor Meridian and the Gulf Coast of Biloxi and Gulfport.
Overall the crime rate in Mississippi is in the middle. It's a little lower than the national average.

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