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Old 10-28-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Although Baltimore's rate is still to high to my liking, we are right now way down from previous years to the lowest amount of homicides since 1970. I hope that rate continues to decline. A number of cities do not publish their stats. But, from those that do, New Orleans and St Louis seem to be the highest per capita.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Chicago has been averaging about 18 murders per week recently and NYC is averaging 10. You might find a specific number if you do an Internet search.
Not sure who told you 18. That would be almost 80 murders per month. The most we tend to see is 40-45 during bad months.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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[quote=Cle440;5882464]This has been a pretty rough year for Chicago. The homicide count has been steadily going down since 2003 up until this year. Im not completely sure why.QUOTE]

Actually the murder rate has been steadily going down since 1993. Last year the murder rate at the end of the year was 53% lower than it had been in the 90's.

So even though the rate is up 15% compared to last year (the lowest since the 1960s), we're still actually doing much better than just 4 years ago. Still, obviously, the number of murders here is absolutely horrid. I feel bad for people living in those neighborhoods on the south and west side that see a Lion's share of our crime.

The violent crime rate is up a little over 3% for the year and the property crime rate is up 3.7%. Those numbers are still some 40-60% off our high points in the 90's.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Told you it wouldn't last.


NYC finished with 523, Chicago with 512.

It's hard to beat a city 4 times as big, you guys were just dreaming.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Told you it wouldn't last.


NYC finished with 523, Chicago with 512.

It's hard to beat a city 4 times as big, you guys were just dreaming.
Oh is this a race??? Congratz NYC...
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Oh is this a race??? Congratz NYC...
Thanks. We're under 600 for the 7th straight year.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: yeah
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murder + segregation - (hills + heat) = world class
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: southern california
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what is sad is i never see who killed who.
i know i know civil liberty issues at stake.
the news has become pretty useless
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Out in California:

Los Angeles ended the year at 376 murders. Crime was down overall in the city this year.

Crime continues to fall in Los Angeles despite bad economy - Los Angeles Times

San Francisco had 97 murders in 2008. Oakland had 123 murders.
SF officials working to cut down on homicides (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/01/02/state/n060324S32.DTL&hw=murder&sn=004&sc=621 - broken link)
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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As far as NYC:


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But murders rose about 5 percent, to an unofficial total of 523 last year compared with 496 in 2007. There also were more victims of shootings - 1,781 through Dec. 28 compared with 1,708 in 2007 - and more shootings, 1,499 through Dec. 28 compared with 1,432 the previous year.

At the same time, gun arrests were down 12.9 percent, to 3,079 last year from 3,537 in 2007. And drug arrests in 2008 declined 7.5 percent, to 64,352 from 69,628 in 2007.
NYC crime rate drops nearly 4% overall -- Newsday.com (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nystat0212320822jan02a,0,3944923.story - broken link)
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