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Old 12-20-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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With the New Year closing in it looks like our criminals are having to get a few "last minute killings" in.

Tue Dec 15th - Man found shot to death after altercation at Rowan and 26th Streets in Portland

Fri Dec 19th - Man stabbed to death by his brother in PRP

Fri Dec 19th - 4 teenagers hitch a ride in a stolen car. A police chase ensues and the car hits a tree at 1st and Hill, killing all 4 passengers. Police are pressing murder charges against the driver (saying the 4 didn't know the car was stolen)

Sat Dec 20th - Man found shot to death at 7th and M Streets
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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It's awful what some people are doing to each other.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It's a shame there have been so many murders the last couple weeks of the year. Louisville have been on pace for one of its safer years. That said even 70 would be a lot better than Indy (now at 116), Cincy (now at 94), or Memphis (120)

BTW, is it just me or has 26th and Rowan had about 5 murders the past couple of years? That park there (Boone Square?) seems like a major drug dealing area nowadays
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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Lexington has had only 16 homicides year-to-date. I guess I'm glad that murder is just one more thing that Louisville is better at than Lexington.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The sad thing is Louisville is the safest larger city in the region, even in a year with a lot more homicides than usual (Lou usually has ~55). Indy has already had 118, Cincinnati has had 80 just in the city limits.

Even with the crime spikes Louisville has still been the 8th safest large city in the US the past two years
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Lexington has had only 16 homicides year-to-date. I guess I'm glad that murder is just one more thing that Louisville is better at than Lexington.

MUCH MUCH larger city Tony. This is apples and oranges.
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Old 12-25-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Lexington
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MUCH MUCH larger city Tony. This is apples and oranges.
Louisville is roughly twice the population of Lexington (557,789 vs. 279,044; source: University of Louisville, Kentucky State Data Center Kentucky State Data Center, 2007 estimates). Even if you use the population for all of Jefferson County, which is listed at 709,264, that would make Louisville a little over 2.5 times larger than Lexington.

Lexington's homicides to date are 16; unfortunately, it would appear that Louisville has experienced more than 2.5 times that amount. Looks like apples to apples to me. I guess in this case, sheer size hasn't really worked to Louisville's advantage. That's a fact.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The main difference btw the bad parts of Lex vs Lou is that murders are much more spread out in Lexington, though most are north of US 60. Most of Louisville is very safe, but there are areas of Portland and Russell where you know there will be 5-10 murders per year
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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We need tanks...7 of them, oh and apaches choppers to
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Picking a nit here, but I'm not sure I'd classify the car accident situation as murder. That would take 4 off this tally, although that still leaves too many. It's certainly been a bad month.
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