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Old 09-29-2016, 12:10 PM
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NYC's homicide rate in 2015 was lower than it was in 1900.

217 years of homicide in New York
NYC's population in 1900: 3,437,202
Today: 8,550,405 and counting.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:15 PM
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The current murder rate is actually similar to the early 1910s and the early 1950s.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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NYC's population in 1900: 3,437,202
Today: 8,550,405 and counting.
What's your point? Rates account for differences in population size.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:25 PM
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What's your point? Rates account for differences in population size.
That was the point. NYC has a low murder rate. It has more people than in 1900, but the number of murders is the same as back then.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I'm going to do my best to avoid committing a homicide this weekend. I know it's in my genes, but I promise to do my best to resist my irrational, blood-thirsty, genetically-driven impulses. Let's see if I can get through 3 episodes of Luke Cage on Netflix without bodying someone.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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I don't think I can hold it in, every time I see a black male I just have an urge to pull out my paint gun and turn it sideways then commit a driveby on my Bycicle, I am probably going to shoot another person today, would be the third one this week.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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I remember the first time I saw murder rates back in the 70s, I saw the list in a World Almanac. Louisiana was #1 then and still #1 40 years later. A constant in an ever changing world.
The only year between 1960 & 1988 that Louisiana's murder rate was the highest was 1978. But since 1989, it's been the highest every year. Since 1998, Louisiana's incarceration rate has been the highest every year also.That's crazy!!
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm going to do my best to avoid committing a homicide this weekend. I know it's in my genes, but I promise to do my best to resist my irrational, blood-thirsty, genetically-driven impulses. Let's see if I can get through 3 episodes of Luke Cage on Netflix without bodying someone.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:51 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Keep in mind Maryland is also the richest state in the country.
Yes, the majority of Maryland is affluent and safe. The homicide numbers are EXTREMELY distorted by Baltimore especially and Prince George's County.

Outside of Baltimore and Prince George's County, the murder rate in Maryland is 1.67 per 100,000.

This means that the 4.2 million Marylanders who don't live in Baltimore or Prince George's County are as safe as Maine and Vermont. This is why it makes no sense to look at murder rates by state.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Yes, the majority of Maryland is affluent and safe. The homicide numbers are EXTREMELY distorted by Baltimore especially and Prince George's County.

Outside of Baltimore and Prince George's County, the murder rate in Maryland is 1.67 per 100,000.

This means that the 4.2 million Marylanders who don't live in Baltimore or Prince George's County are as safe as Maine and Vermont. This is why it makes no sense to look at murder rates by state.
The wealthiest states, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey are home to some of the most troubled inner-city communities. I agree with your assessment.
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