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Old 10-14-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: the future
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The shut down my old thread said it was redundant....I meant to basically ask you guys what u think was, (is) the most historically overrall dangerous city averaging the HIGHEST homicide rates in the last 20 years...NOT NUMBER OF MURDERS....Alot of posts about dangerous cities but what about the highest murder rate averages for a city EXCLUDING those under 100k...(Hurry b4 they close this one)
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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well DC had to be up there. they had to change the pro basketball team's name from the "Bullets" to the "Wizards" for obvious reasons.

but i could probably pick the usual suspects without researching the last 20 yrs crime rates. NYC used to be in the thousands
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Atlanta held the "murder capital" crown in 1973 and 1979.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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^^ yeah, i remember ATL being known for violent crimes when i was growing up.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Atlanta held the "murder capital" crown in 1973 and 1979.
Thank you Wayne Williams or who every the Atlanta Child Killer was for the crown in 1979.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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São Paulo has had an incredible drop.
Homicides 2001: 5,162
Homicides 2007: 1,527

São Paulo's city population is 11 Million.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Fresno
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According to a tally kept by the El Paso times, Ciudad Juarez surpassed 1,900 murders over the past weekend. There were 311 homicides in the month of September and 35 homicides in the first 4 days of October. The population of Ciudad Juarez is approx 1.4 million. This gives Juarez a murder rate of 135.7 per 100,000 for the year so far.
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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well DC had to be up there. they had to change the pro basketball team's name from the "Bullets" to the "Wizards" for obvious reasons.

but i could probably pick the usual suspects without researching the last 20 yrs crime rates. NYC used to be in the thousands
You're joking right? 130 murders in one year for a city of 600k is nowhere near the top. I know halfway through the year DC was on pace for 130. So I'm sure it shouldn't finish too far off from that.

Try looking at 2009 stats, not 1991.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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You're joking right? 130 murders in one year for a city of 600k is nowhere near the top. I know halfway through the year DC was on pace for 130. So I'm sure it shouldn't finish too far off from that.

Try looking at 2009 stats, not 1991.

No, in 1991 it was 482 homicides for less than 600,000 people. The rate for that year was 80.6/100,000.

That was one of the highest every for a US city....


What does 2009 have to do with this thread?
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Chicago peaked in 1992 with 943 and a rate of 34/100,000.

That had decreased to:

25/100,000 in 1998
15/100,000 in 2007

Had a blip last year to around 16.5/100,000, but back down to the 2004-2007 numbers this year...
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