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Old 01-03-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Chicago had 508 for 2008.

My little suburb of 29,000 had around 10 murders, not sure.
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:57 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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courier-journal.com Jefferson County homicide database

I think this a better map. I'm trying to move to Louisville (eventually) and censusdata is very spot on with his advice about the ville.
There was one murder not on the map on posted, it was actually at a really nice apartment complex where I had my first apartment.

What I don't like about either Courier Journal map are they include killings by police and other people which are deemed justifiable. There was a CJ article stating there were 73 non justifiable homicides in 2008. That included 2 instances of mothers killing two of their children , 2 murder suicides, and 5 domestic disputes.

On the good side homicides were really down immediately east of downtown (only 2, usually 15+) and in Newburg (2, usually 5+)
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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My small town had 0. That's what it usually is.
It does make you wonder if small cities are safer?
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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How come there wasn't even one homicide on the Indiana side of louisville? is this normal?
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Homicides Down In Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Los Angeles In 2008 - cbs2.com (http://cbs2.com/national/homicides.murder.rates.2.899284.html - broken link)

Cleveland had 102. At a rate of 23.2/per 100k. Still a very high murder rate but at least were down from 135 homicides last year at a rate of 30.8/per 100k.

Lorain, OH-had 4 I believe. Im not exactly sure, but its in the range of 3-6. Down from 9 last year, so thats pretty good.
Elyria, OH-had 1 I believe. 2 at the most. A pretty good year.
Youngstown, OH-had 28. Still a lot of murders at a very high rate, but its down from 39 of last year.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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How come there wasn't even one homicide on the Indiana side of louisville? is this normal?
There were probably 5 on the Indiana side. Most people from Indiana drive into West Louisville to buy drugs (I used to work in WL and there was constant drug buys from people with IN plates) The map only shows murders in Jefferson Co aka the Louisville Metro Police jurisdiction. I don't think there were any in the surrounding Kentucky counties.

The CJ site that Alan linked allows you to click on the dot to find out about the murder. 99% of the ones outside I-264 & West of I-65 were domestic disputes. The only place that I would really feel threatened (as a store owner or someone walking down the street) would be the West End and some parts of Oak Street. The rest of the city doesn't have random murders
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think we had 43 here, a record too.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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Don't know the total for Atlanta yet. We probably won't find out for another 6 months. There's just too many to count.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:35 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Toronto, a city of 2.5 million, only had 70
CityNews: Toronto Safer In 2008, As Murder Rate Drops Substantially

Montreal set a new record low with only 29
Lesser Murders Registered In Greater Toronto Area, Montreal In 2008 | AHN | January 3, 2009 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013586363 - broken link)

Caracas Venezuela had 510 murders - just in December
No surprise Caracas named 'murder capital of world' - CNN.com
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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None in my small town. None in the towns around me either.
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