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Old 07-04-2007, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Thanks for clearing that up. I thought is was rather high for such a quiet place.
You also need to take into consideration people who are not likely to murder you unless you marry them.

I'd really like to see crime stats somewhere for stranger murders. I mean, if a postal worker, for example, goes into his workplace and shoots his boss and 4 fellow letter carriers because they made fun of the tuna fish sandwiches he used to bring to work, 5 murders could really drive up the stats for a small town and you really had nothing to fear living there...you know, unless you worked in the Smalltown Post Office.

Also, if some stressed out man breaks and kills his wife and 3 kids and then shoots himself, were you ever at risk? Yet the stats would show 4 murders in a small town of say 2,000, that year, and it would appear to be the crime capital of the world on paper when they figure out the murder stats per capita.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:31 PM
 
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I'd really like to see crime stats somewhere for stranger murders. I mean, if a postal worker, for example, goes into his workplace and shoots his boss and 4 fellow letter carriers because they made fun of the tuna fish sandwiches he used to bring to work, 5 murders could really drive up the stats for a small town and you really had nothing to fear living there...you know, unless you worked in the Smalltown Post Office.
Good point LauraC!

How about the “asterisk system” such as is used in sports stats? The one that comes time mind most frequently to me is that of Roger Maris’s home run record. Extraordinary circumstances that might skew the statistics could be explained to provide more accurate interpretation of the results. For example:

*Worker went postal over tuna remarks; 5 homicides.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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There may not be that many murders, but there are robberies.....all the time. For example, one the night of July 14, 2008 (that recent). Armed robbery. Even in such a small community as Petros. There are lots of drugs and lots of things ignored by the cops. People don't get punished as they should to deter the crimes. But all in all, I grew up there, still alive, and consider myself a fine human being.
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