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Old 07-28-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Yeah, that's why I said "was the crime capital in the US" and went on to refer to the 1980's & 90's.
New York was not the crime capital of America then or ever. This is a lie and a mathematical lie. Prorated for its large population even the 2,200 murders in 1990 was not the highest rate in America.

This is like saying "what a shame that Liechtenstein has fewer millionaires than Nigeria"
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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New York was not the crime capital of America then or ever. This is a lie and a mathematical lie. Prorated for its large population even the 2,200 murders in 1990 was not the highest rate in America.

This is like saying "what a shame that Liechtenstein has fewer millionaires than Nigeria"
The highest murder rate I think was DC....around 74 per 100,000. NYC along with Chicago and LA were around 33 per 100,000.

But doesn't matter. NYC was a high crime city any way you cut it. Was it the highest? no. But it was among the worst.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Agreed SuperWario..but crime rates have been trending downward for 15+ years....with 2007 being a record low for the past 40 years, so what if it inches up slightly? Year over Year fluctuations are normal...they do not go down forever, they vary from year yo year...but the longterm trend is what is important, and the longterm trend for crime, including murder, is decidedly downward...and the uptick this year is not a cause for alarm..it should be expected.
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