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Old 09-30-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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How can you compare Gary to states? The city of Gary is 25 sq. miles and a population density of 2,045 people per sq. mile. New Mexico "state" is 121,593 sq. miles and a population density of about 15 people per sq. mile. I'm not saying Gary isn't a war zone, but I am saying you are making the wrong comparison.

I was just showing how a small city of 100,000 can have more murders than the total of 5 states.

just info for the stat freaks like me
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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I was just comparing some states earlier today and I was surprised at some.

lets take 2007 for example

New Mexico(1.9 million)--162 murders
Alabama(4.6 million)-412 murders
Washington(6.4 million)173 murders

what a difference huh?

in 2007 Gary,Indiana had 71 murders with a population around 100,000, just that was more than the state of Wyoming,Vermont,Montana,New Hampshire,and North Dakota combined.


Here is the link-[SIZE=4]New Mexico Crime Rates 1960 - 2006[/SIZE]
just go to the bottom of the page to click on your state

Answer: Alabama has a high black population, which is the group that is most prone to committing crime, according to statistics.

New Mexico is home to a high Mestizo "hispanic" population, which is second in the liklihood to commit crime.

Washington State, on the other hand, has a relatively small black population, as well as a relatively small "Hispanic" population, though you're seeing larger numbers in portions of the state, particularly around Yakima and the Tri-Cities, which have some of the state's highest crime rates.

Gary, Indiana is predominately black. It also has high rates of poverty. When you put the two together, this explains why such a place has such a high crime rate.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Black, Hispanic, Black, Hispanic.... yup only minority groups commit crimes. *rolls eyes*
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Well I live in Alabama and I know for a fact the majority of muders in my area are in Prichard (85% black). I here about a shooting every night on the news. Even in my small town of 7600 people most of the murders are black, there were two last week.

Call it racist if you want, that's just the way it is.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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It's not racist to cite statistics. However, it is racist to say that an individual is more likely to commit a crime just because he/she belongs to a certain demographic group.
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:42 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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In 2007, New Hampshire had 15 murders for 1.3 million people.
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Answer: Alabama has a high black population, which is the group that is most prone to committing crime, according to statistics.

New Mexico is home to a high Mestizo "hispanic" population, which is second in the liklihood to commit crime.

Washington State, on the other hand, has a relatively small black population, as well as a relatively small "Hispanic" population, though you're seeing larger numbers in portions of the state, particularly around Yakima and the Tri-Cities, which have some of the state's highest crime rates.

Gary, Indiana is predominately black. It also has high rates of poverty. When you put the two together, this explains why such a place has such a high crime rate.

thats weird cause living in New Mexico it doesent seem like its all that bad but when compared to Washington with 5+million more people and only a few more murders it looks bad, it must be really really safe in WA.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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thats weird cause living in New Mexico it doesent seem like its all that bad but when compared to Washington with 5+million more people and only a few more murders it looks bad, it must be really really safe in WA.
I guess when you hear about it so much you become a little used to it. Just last week in my town a guy walked into a store where his girlfriend worked and shot her in the head in front of everybody, then he shot himself. My best friend is a paramedic and had to go clean up the "mess", it didn't even phase her. I'm just glad I wasn't in there to watch it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: The Bluegrass State
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Kentucky: 4.2 million in 2007, 3 million in 1960

1960: 205 murders

2007: 204 murders
2006: 168 murders

In 2007 Louisville had a much higher than usual number of murder than usual due to a "gang war" caused when a large housing project in a Bloods area was closed and many ended up in the Crips parts of towns - at least that's what I've heard
Interesting. I know the prison population has gone up in the meantime, but the murder rate has stayed basically the same.
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: United States
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I was just showing how a small city of 100,000 can have more murders than the total of 5 states.

just info for the stat freaks like me
I get what your saying, it is pretty sad though. Gary is a dump. I live 60 miles east of there and we HATE having to go through it cuz it stinks really bad too. When people grill out they go inside to eat it because of the smell and the crime. What a paradise
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