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Old 08-10-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Default The "Crime is Everywhere" Lie

Some people like to say that "crime is everywhere". Take a hard look at this, it's the homicide rate in 2004:




The Fairfax Co. listed there is Fairfax Co. just over the river in Virginia. That's right. You're only 145 times as likely to be killed in Baltimore as you are in Fairfax Co. Nice. In DC it's "only" 119 times as likely. If crime is everywhere, it's a lot more everywhere in some places than it is in others.
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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If crime is everywhere, it's a lot more everywhere in some places than it is in others.
I think thats all anyone's been saying to begin with...

Anyways, how can you even interpret this data? There are no labels or explanations, just ambiguous numbers. Where did you find it? What are the sources?
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Old 08-10-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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The graph is from here:

Crime in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

although the data came from here:

Crime in the United States 2005 (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/index.html - broken link)
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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Default Yeah, Right!

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Originally Posted by Periander View Post
Some people like to say that "crime is everywhere". Take a hard look at this, it's the homicide rate in 2004:




The Fairfax Co. listed there is Fairfax Co. just over the river in Virginia. That's right. You're only 145 times as likely to be killed in Baltimore as you are in Fairfax Co. Nice. In DC it's "only" 119 times as likely. If crime is everywhere, it's a lot more everywhere in some places than it is in others.
Yeah, you may not get murdered in Fairfax. But, how likely are your children to be rape and murder in VA. Did the data research this? If we are going on data and the News. Killings are mostly to happen in MD or DC...possible. But, it's also possible your child will get snatched and molested in VA.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:01 PM
 
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On the news it seems in Va their is always an rapist on the loose.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:06 PM
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On the news it seems in Va their is always an rapist on the loose.
trust me, we got a lot of wackos here in VA. a lot of crime here is also done by the illegals.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Scroll the attached map and click on the individual murders. It starts on the Eastern Shore but will take you anywhere in the state. This is just for 2007

Murders in Maryland and D.C., 2007
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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Scroll the attached map and click on the individual murders. It starts on the Eastern Shore but will take you anywhere in the state. This is just for 2007

Murders in Maryland and D.C., 2007
Checked out the map. The massive cluster in eastern DC and into the MD suburbs of DC (PGC etc.) is staggering. You can't see any gaps between the flags on the map if you zoom in on that section
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:07 AM
 
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How depressing. Where did this map come from? Who compiled it?
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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Default Chris Nelson

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How depressing. Where did this map come from? Who compiled it?
From the City Paper:

"In early '06, research scientist Chris Nelson started Burgersub.org in an attempt to see what a map of Baltimore City would look like with all the city's homicides plotted on it."

link to City Paper: Feature: A Look At The Year In Homicides And The People Who Chronicle Them | 1/17/2007 | Citypaper.com

link to Chris' website: burgersub.org - maps of murder

The visual representation on the map is quite stunning.

C.
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