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Old 10-09-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Atlanta was the nation's murder capital in 1973, with a population of 490,000 and 263 murders. That was the most murders for any year since record keeping began in Atlanta.

By comparison, in 2008 Atlanta had a population of 537,000 and 105 murders. Things have improved a little.
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Old 10-10-2009, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Fresno
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Those are indeed high. I know that the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation in South Dakota had an average murder rate of 175 per 100,000 during the 70's.

In 1992, the Bay Area city of East Palo Alto had 42 murders in a population of 24,000 people. That also works out to 175 per 100,000.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I can't even say anything, that's 3-5 times worse than Juarez.
The difference is innocent people are being killed in Juarez too. You have like over 1000 unsolved mysterious women kidnappings.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I can't even say anything, that's 3-5 times worse than Juarez.

I was reading in the paper today about the mayor in a small town in Mexico just over the border from New Mexico who was kidnapped and killed and it mentioned that there have been over 1,800 murders in Juarez so far this year passing the 1,600 Juarez had all of last year.

that is an outrageous amount of murders, even for a city the size of Juarez, and I bet El Paso hasnt even cracked 15 yet.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:55 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The first conversation I ever got in online involved Juarez in 1998. I had a more optimistic view of developments in Mexico then so poopooed everyone who indicated it would only get worse. I even stated I'd go to Juarez in 2018 or some such.

Now I feel rather stupid. Sometimes pessimistic "Lefties" have a point, I guess. Sometimes.
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Old 10-11-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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The difference is innocent people are being killed in Juarez too. You have like over 1000 unsolved mysterious women kidnappings.
Man! Those poor mysterious women...
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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update on the murders in Juarez,MX--

its a interesting article, here is a link-[SIZE=4]Ciudad Juarez passes 2,000 homicides in 2009, so far[/SIZE]


over 2,000, that is OUTRAGEOUS! and to think this is only 3.5 hours from ABQ and just a walk over the bridge from El Paso. In June, El Paso had only 5 homicides so far.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Fresno
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What has been Juarez been averaging lately per day? I can definitley see its homicide rate surpassing 200 per 100,000 by the end of the year!
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Rio de Janeiro had 5700 homicides last year...but the city has 6 Million people so I guess its averages down a little-however Im inclined to think Rio has the most homicides in the world.

My city, So Paulo, has nearly 12 Million people within city limits and we had about 1,800 homicides last year. Bad, but down from 5,000+ homicides in 2001. Downright safe compared to Rio.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Didn't Miami go through a period of incredible violence?
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