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01-03-2009, 11:57 AM
 Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso 2,601 posts, read 7,529,441 times Reputation: 1578

Newarkbomb you're another mathematically challenged person. Right under my post you put Irvington has 60,000 people and its murder rate is 22. Now which has a higher rate? Detroit with 396 murders for 815,000 or Irvington? Hint you divide one of those numbers by the other one. I know you think you have all the answers and don't need to read any of the other posts .. but then see what happens?

01-03-2009, 12:16 PM
 Location: Bronx, NY 5,515 posts, read 17,683,181 times Reputation: 2059
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 Originally Posted by Spade 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.
Well if you read through this thread, you will see the OP stating in the beginning that Chicago was the murder capital. But I predicted that NYC would be on top at the end of the year. And I was right. But im not, like the OP, going to start a thread saying that NYC is the murder capital (raw totals).

01-03-2009, 12:17 PM
 Location: Bronx, NY 5,515 posts, read 17,683,181 times Reputation: 2059
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 Originally Posted by ocean2026 Newarkbomb you're another mathematically challenged person. Right under my post you put Irvington has 60,000 people and its murder rate is 22. Now which has a higher rate? Detroit with 396 murders for 815,000 or Irvington? Hint you divide one of those numbers by the other one. I know you think you have all the answers and don't need to read any of the other posts .. but then see what happens?
Blah Blah we know that Detroit or New Orleans have the highest rates.

01-03-2009, 12:42 PM
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I think Irvington's murder rate is a lot higher than 22 per 100,000 people. If you mean to say that Irvington had 22 homicides for its population of 58,000, that actually implies a rate of 38 per 100,000 per year.

01-03-2009, 01:00 PM
 Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree 15,989 posts, read 30,683,987 times Reputation: 7281
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 Originally Posted by SuperMario Well if you read through this thread, you will see the OP stating in the beginning that Chicago was the murder capital. But I predicted that NYC would be on top at the end of the year. And I was right. But im not, like the OP, going to start a thread saying that NYC is the murder capital (raw totals).
Actually Chicago is considering the fact that population is lower, yet its numbers are still right up there with NYC

01-03-2009, 01:20 PM
 Location: Bronx, NY 5,515 posts, read 17,683,181 times Reputation: 2059
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 Originally Posted by jluke65780 Actually Chicago is considering the fact that population is lower, yet its numbers are still right up there with NYC
The reason the OP made this thread, was because at the time Chicago had THE most homicides in the US. That's how he defined murder capital. Or else, Chicago wouldn't be close. So using HIS definition, NYC finished the year as the murder capital. You cant have it both ways.

01-03-2009, 04:23 PM
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 Originally Posted by SuperMario The reason the OP made this thread, was because at the time Chicago had THE most homicides in the US. That's how he defined murder capital. Or else, Chicago wouldn't be close. So using HIS definition, NYC finished the year as the murder capital. You cant have it both ways.
why not

01-03-2009, 04:39 PM
 Location: Bronx, NY 5,515 posts, read 17,683,181 times Reputation: 2059
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 Originally Posted by jluke65780 why not
Then this thread shouldn't have been started in the first place. If it was a thread that read, "Chicago has a higher murder rate than NY", then I wouldn't object. But since the title was describing Chicago's lead in the US in raw homicides, I could combat that now with NYC finishing # 1. Start a new thread if you want to talk rates.

01-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 Location: Teaneck, NJ 1,576 posts, read 5,137,678 times Reputation: 683
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 Originally Posted by ocean2026 Newarkbomb you're another mathematically challenged person. Right under my post you put Irvington has 60,000 people and its murder rate is 22. Now which has a higher rate? Detroit with 396 murders for 815,000 or Irvington? Hint you divide one of those numbers by the other one. I know you think you have all the answers and don't need to read any of the other posts .. but then see what happens?
theres 916,000 ppl in Detroit.. your 100,000 people off.
so if irvington and its 22 avg per year murder count was at the same rate and had the same population as detroit its avg murder count per year would be 335. Thats pretty close.
And anyway, every knows that about Detroit! whats the point of saying something like that.. it's just pointing out the obvious.

And anyway you sound a little too pissy over something not that serious

01-03-2009, 05:24 PM
 Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree 15,989 posts, read 30,683,987 times Reputation: 7281
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 Originally Posted by SuperMario Then this thread shouldn't have been started in the first place. If it was a thread that read, "Chicago has a higher murder rate than NY", then I wouldn't object. But since the title was describing Chicago's lead in the US in raw homicides, I could combat that now with NYC finishing # 1. Start a new thread if you want to talk rates.
relax, I'm just pushing your buttons Where do I go to find murder rates for a particular city?
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