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Old 01-02-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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now all we need are the stats for miami dade.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I'm not sure about Miami, but Orange County, Florida (Orlando area) recorded its highest number of murders EVER in 2008, hitting 123 of them as of Dec. 28. That broke the old record of 121 set a couple years ago.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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they always take so long to get the final numbers for miami/miami-dade

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I'm not sure about Miami, but Orange County, Florida (Orlando area) recorded its highest number of murders EVER in 2008, hitting 123 of them as of Dec. 28. That broke the old record of 121 set a couple years ago.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Thanks. We're under 600 for the 7th straight year.
I hope your happiness about this is just a joke. If not, that is an embarrassment.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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Sadly, my city has only 360,000 and had something like 167 murders. So 4xx in a city of over 2 million suddenly doesn't sound so bad.

But, I wouldn't live in St. Louis if it were dangerous all over. Most of the major crimes (murder, attempted murder, kidnappings) are contained on the north side.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I hope your happiness about this is just a joke. If not, that is an embarrassment.
Oh, so you rather it go back to 600 + homicides?
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Oh, so you rather it go back to 600 + homicides?
No, I'm thinking you do. Since your cheering on your city having the most murders and all. Yay we had more homicides than Chicago..whippee.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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I was amazed at the homicide rates in large cities after growing up in Iowa.

The Des Moines metro has 550,000 people, and saw 5 homicides in 2006, and 8 homicides in 2007.

That's very low, only around 1 per 100,000.


Even the whole state of 3,000,000 people only saw 32 murders in 2007!! Most people think that's because everyone lives on a farm or something (actually it's less than 5%), but Des Moines has 550,000, the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area combine to around 380,000, etc. Not sure why it's so low.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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The original poster lacks both intelligence and integrity.

Detroit with a population of about 815,000 had 396 murders last year compare that to Chicago having 32 more murders and how many million more people. Posters such as this should get a basic- like 5th grade education in the use of statistics -- or maybe just how to count-before they litter the message boards.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Irvington, NJ experienced the crack epidemic of the 1980s and the city still struggles with the aftermath today. The city still has a violent crime rate six times higher than New Jersey overall and a murder rate eight times higher than statewide statistics. Irvington has a higher crime rate than Camden, New Jersey.
The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States....
and is more dangerous, but since Irvington has a population fewer than 75,000, it couldn't be ranked as the most dangerous city in the nation. One year in the early 2000s, Irvington was officially named the "Murder Capital of America" due to its very high murder rate. Irvington is known for its very high crime rate. United States cities by crime rate (40,000 - 60,000) Summary

Irvington's population is about 60,000 and its murder rate per year is 22!!

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