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Old 01-05-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Here are some rates for several cities/ urban counties. I prefer the "1 murder per X of population"

City of Austin - 1 murder per 32,304
Fayette Co KY - 1 murder per 17,500
Knox Co TN - 1 murder per 12,352
Jefferson Co KY - 1 murder per 9,207
City of Columbus OH - 1 murder per 6,923
City of Indianapolis - 1 murder per 6,471
City of Cincinnati - 1 murder per 4,472
City of Memphis - 1 murder per 3,952
City of Detroit - 1 murder per 2,665
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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We had 25, which is a tie for the highest number ever for Syracuse. They had that many in 2002, but they never mentioned who the 23rd victim was. So, it might be 1 off in the end. We rarely get over 20 here too. It is a city of 140,000. So, I think it is 17-18 per 100,000.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Default From ABC7.com


LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new report says violent crime dropped slightly in the L.A. area during 2008 for the sixth straight year.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa held a joint news conference with LAPD Chief William Bratton on Monday morning.


Officials announced Monday there were 381 homicides in 2008, down from 396 the previous year. Violent crimes overall were down 4.2 percent from a year earlier.


Property crimes dropped 2.1 percent from 2007's level and gang-related crime was down in all categories except kidnap.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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We had 25, which is a tie for the highest number ever for Syracuse. They had that many in 2002, but they never mentioned who the 23rd victim was. So, it might be 1 off in the end. We rarely get over 20 here too. It is a city of 140,000. So, I think it is 17-18 per 100,000.
I think we had like 1 or 2 in the suburbs. So, in Onondaga County, a county of about 460,000 people we had about 27 homicides or so.

According to all the agencies in the county, last year there were 24 in the whole county.

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Here's the Tucson murder map

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/photos/2009/01/02/l106583-1.png (broken link)
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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From the same article: San Diego had 54 murders, or 1 for every 24,074 residents
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:04 PM
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Location: Oakland
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San Francisco at 99 homicides?!
It's just surprising is all.
It's actually pretty normal. San Francisco homicide numbers from 1985 through 2008:

1985 - 85
1986 - 114
1987 - 103
1988 - 92
1989 - 73
1990 - 101
1991 - 95
1992 - 117
1993 - 133
1994 - 91
1995 - 104
1996 - 82
1997 - 59
1998 - 58
1999 - 64
2000 - 59
2001 - 63
2002 - 69
2003 - 74
2004 - 88
2005 - 98
2006 - 86
2007 - 101
2008 - 99

Here's a map showing San Francisco's murders for 2008. The official homicide count is 99, but this map shows 105 murders, plus one justified homicide (the blue marker):



And for scale, San Francisco is roughly 7 x 7 miles (46.7 square miles to be exact).

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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Jackson,MS murders are outrageous
Yes it is.

With a city population of 175,000 (and that's being generous these days, to be honest), that works out to

1 murder per 2,397 residents.

This year Jackson's per capita murder rate was 3rd in the country (following Baltimore and Detroit).

Having a mayor who is currently facing federal indictments for felonies - illegally sledgehammering down a house (while a resident was inside) among other things - doesn't help things. In fact, I'd argue, hurts them a lot. No offense to Detroit (and it's not a competition), but Kwame Kilpatrick's got nothing on Frank Melton, mayor of Jackson, and potential future felon.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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San Fransicos murders look ridiculously concentrated to small areas.

Virtually all East of Laguna/Guerrero.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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chicago over 500
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