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Old 05-07-2017, 07:22 AM
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by cremebrulee View Post
Yes, there are always murders, but not like we've been seeing today....
Really? Not according to the FBI.

According to the most recent FBI data available, an estimated 15,696 murders occurred in the United States in 2015, or 4.9 murders per 100,000 people. And while this was the highest murder rate in six years (compared to a range of 4.4 to 4.8 murders per 100,000 each year since 2009, when the figure was 5 per 100,000), it’s less than half the historical high of 10.2 in 1980.

Old 05-07-2017, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by cdnirene View Post
Really? Not according to the FBI.

U.S. Murder Rate Highest in 47 Years?
we have at least one murder in Philly every day? And that scale went up to 2014?

I'm sorry I don't buy it.....

When My son worked in a very large dangerous city, they kept reporting that crime was down, however, he and the officers he worked with said, they didn't see it.

Several years ago in Philly there was a report that they were also hiding the crime rate to get tourists to come into the city.

I won't go there any longer....as I said before, crime goes one constantly, however, over half of it never even makes the papers. And that comes from Police.

I know your talking about murder, but there are many crimes going on in the U.S. that most of us are not even aware of....


Every morning on the local news, shots fired in Philly another person killed in philly, child shot in drive bys.

And we haven't even factored in any other large crime ridden city.


so who do you believe?
Old 05-07-2017, 09:13 AM
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
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Just a hypothesis but is it possible that murders stay fairly consistent in larger cities but lower in suburbs and rural areas? I lived in Philly and yes, murder did stay pretty constant. Go to the suburbs, I lived there too, and murder rates went down.

Crimes will always be greater in cities, too many people in smaller footprints, tends to make for irritable people.
Old 05-07-2017, 09:13 AM
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Sorry guys but this thread has many, many off topic discussions in it, including lots of political posts that stir controversy and caused sidebars (separate off topic discussions between 2 or more posters)
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