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Old 10-28-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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"Boston has seen a great reduction in violent crime since the early 1990s. Boston's low crime rate in the last years of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first has been credited to its police department's collaboration with neighborhood groups and church parishes to prevent youths from joining gangs, as well as involvement from the United States Attorney and District Attorney's offices. This helped lead in part to what has been touted as the "Boston Miracle." Murders in the city dropped from 152 in 1990 (for a murder rate of 26.5 per 100,000 people) to just 31—not one of them a juvenile—in 1999 (for a murder rate of 5.26 per 100,000). In more recent years, however, the annual murder count has fluctuated by as much as 50% compared to the year before, with 60 murders in 2002, followed by just 39 in 2003, 64 in 2004, and 75 in 2005. Though the figures are nowhere near the high-water mark set in 1990, the aberrations in the murder rate have been unsettling for many Bostonians and have prompted discussion over whether the Boston Police Department should reevaluate its approach to fighting crime"

2006: 75 murders
2007: 66 murders
2008: 46 so far
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i would think it's the #1 big city. who would you have above philly?
well NYC, Chicago. well, they're considerably bigger. i think its almost on par with LA lol. and more violent crime than Houston
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Murder is way down, robbery is steady/slightly up, assault is down, burglary and theft are way up.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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"Boston has seen a great reduction in violent crime since the early 1990s. Boston's low crime rate in the last years of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first has been credited to its police department's collaboration with neighborhood groups and church parishes to prevent youths from joining gangs, as well as involvement from the United States Attorney and District Attorney's offices. This helped lead in part to what has been touted as the "Boston Miracle." Murders in the city dropped from 152 in 1990 (for a murder rate of 26.5 per 100,000 people) to just 31—not one of them a juvenile—in 1999 (for a murder rate of 5.26 per 100,000). In more recent years, however, the annual murder count has fluctuated by as much as 50% compared to the year before, with 60 murders in 2002, followed by just 39 in 2003, 64 in 2004, and 75 in 2005. Though the figures are nowhere near the high-water mark set in 1990, the aberrations in the murder rate have been unsettling for many Bostonians and have prompted discussion over whether the Boston Police Department should reevaluate its approach to fighting crime"

2006: 75 murders
2007: 66 murders
2008: 46 so far
the boston plan david kennedy is touting isn't working in cincinnati. there have been 63 murders so far in 2008. comparative to population, that's 60% more homicide per-capita than boston.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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well NYC, Chicago. well, they're considerably bigger. i think its almost on par with LA lol. and more violent crime than Houston
lol, ok so we're talking raw numbers of crime instead of a a festering, rotten city.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:56 AM
 
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the boston plan david kennedy is touting isn't working in cincinnati. there have been 63 murders so far in 2008. comparative to population, that's 60% more homicide per-capita than boston.

every city is different so I dunno how anyone can market a murder prevention formula and expect equal results....

but why do you think it isnt working?

what are the numbers for Cinci's muders for prior years?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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lol, ok so we're talking raw numbers of crime instead of a a festering, rotten city.
hey this rotten city may very well win the world series
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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i would think it's the #1 big city. who would you have above philly?
Philly is the most dangerous city with over 1 million people. It's definitely more dangerous than LA. LA's safer than Boston now.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Baltimore's rate is down to the lowest rate since 1970. Still not good because one is to many but the city has made some progress.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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hmm wonder what Miami is at, gonna have to ask a few people.
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