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Old 01-03-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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How many did PG county have in comparsion to 60's?

It dropped as well.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Couldn't find the total for the year, but in early December the County was only at 81. First time under 100 in over a decade with a 25% decrease from last year.

So its not all just being pushed into PG County. PG County is dropping rapidly as well.
Probably got pushed all the way down to Norfolk, VA with 43 this year up from last year when I last lived there.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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Houston had 281 murders for 2,242,000 people.

That's 12.53/100,000. Slightly lower than last year.



New Orleans had 173 murders for 312,000 people.

That's 55.45/100,000. Down slightly from the year before.



Philadelphia had 303 murders for 1,447,000 people.

That's 20.94/100,000. Down from the year before.



Denver had 58 murders for 599,000 people.

That's 9.68/100,000.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Washington, DC had 140 homicides which may surprise many that think it's still a dangerous city.
Well, unfortunately, that is still an extremely high murder rate compared to other developed-world capitals like London or Ottawa.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Well, unfortunately, that is still an extremely high murder rate compared to other developed-world capitals like London or Ottawa.
I believe that Ottawa is Canada's safest major city or it's up there.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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The Des Moines metro in Iowa had 12 homicides for 556,000 people.

That's 2.15/100,000. Down by half from the year before.


Milwaukee had 72 murders for 604,000 people.

That's 11.96/100,000. Lowest in 2 decades.


Chicago had 459 murders for 2,853,000 people.

That's 16.08/100,000. Down 10% from the year before.


Baltimore had 238 murders for 637,000 people.

That's 37.36/100,000. Up slightly from the year before.


St. Louis had 143 murders for 354,000 people.

That's 40.39/100,000. That's a 17% drop from the year before.


Minneapolis had 19 murders for 383,000 people.

That's 4.96/100/000. A 52% reduction from the year before.


Cleveland had 120 murders for 434,000 people.

That's 27.65.100,000. Up from the year before.


Washington DC had 138 murders for 600,000 people.

That's 23.00/100,000. A sizable drop from the year earlier.


San Francisco saw 45 murders for 809,000 people.

That's 5.56/100,000. A huge drop from the year earlier.
Nice to see the improvements of murder rates, especially in our nations capital. I'am very impressed with San Francisco and Minneapolis.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Well, unfortunately, that is still an extremely high murder rate compared to other developed-world capitals like London or Ottawa.
Yeah, I don't understand why DC crime rate is so high.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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Yeah, I don't understand why DC crime rate is so high.


Bc its a different type of city ....u have the white house and the monuments that everybody knows about and then you have the real D.C across the river which is overrall poor very territorial and neighborhood affilliated.....The murder rate was in the 80-50 per 100k for 10 years straight from 1988-1998...only rivaling New Orleans
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Well, unfortunately, that is still an extremely high murder rate compared to other developed-world capitals like London or Ottawa.
I thought Ottawa was somewhat smaller than DC. Looking it up the city-proper is possibly larger than DC, but the metropolitan area is noticeably smaller.

The US has fairly high rates of family breakdown and income inequality. There might be other factors too. Still the crime rate is down and that's good. Also Britain is fairly bad in terms of assault, car theft, drug offenses, and fraud. I don't think London is much better on those. I believe they also have a high rate of alcohol-involved offenses, but I can't seem to find that.

Assault victims statistics - countries compared - NationMaster
Car thefts (per capita) by country. Definition, graph and map. (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_car_the_percap-crime-car-thefts-per-capita - broken link)
Drug offences by country. Definition, graph and map.
Frauds (per capita) (most recent) by country (http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_fra_percap-crime-frauds-per-capita - broken link)
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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DC's crime is not that bad. People that say it is aren't familiar with the city at all. It's growing at an extremely fast rate with tons of young professionals. The whole place is changing. The crime is segregated to places that most people visiting or moving here wouldn't be. For the average person, they wouldn't step foot in a bad area.

Also when it goes from almost 500 homicides in 1991(and still around 300 in the early 2000s) to 140 in 2009, something is obviously working. The metro as a whole might be one of the safest in the country. I think 5 of the 10 richest counties in the country are in this area.
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