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Old 03-23-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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There was an old thread that got up to 27 pages, but a few people started fussing and it was closed. Interesting topic though as it varies widely from state to state and city to city.

Chicago has always struggled, and I put together some stats on murders over the past 4 years in community areas compared to their community area population (there are 77 distinct community areas).

It really shows how segregated the crime can be within a small area:

The Good
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Districts with 16% of the city's population had 1% of the murders.

Districts with 33% of the city's population dealt with 5% of the murders.

Districts with 50% of the city's population dealt with 11% of the murders.
The Bad
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Districts with 2% of the city's population dealt with 12% of the murders.

Districts with 5% of the city's population dealt with 21% of the murders

Districts with 9% of the city's population dealt with 32% of the murders.

Districts with 17% of the city's population dealt with 50% of the murders.

Districts with 32% of the city's population dealt with 75% of the murders.

Districts with 40% of the city's population dealt with 84% of the murders.
To put it in comparison:

Good:
16% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 1.6/100,000 (1/7th of big city average)

33% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 2.5/100,000 (1/5th of big city average)

50% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 3.6/100,000 (1/3rd of big city average)

Bad:
2% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 70.0/100,000 (6 times big city average)

5% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 66.7/100,000 (5.5 times big city average)

9% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 55.2/100,000 (5 times big city average)

32% of the city lives in an area with a murder rate of 37.9/100,000 (3 times big city average)


So 1/3 of the city deals with 75% of the murders, while another 1/3 only deals with 5%. Two totally different worlds. Half the city lives in areas with homicide rates 1/3 the national average for cities over 250,000.


Is everyone else as segregated on crime?

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Old 03-23-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So what?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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My little city had a murder 8 years ago... the first one in 100+ years. Really don't want to take the time to figure out that rate, I would guess it would be pretty low though .
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Don't have percentages, but this graphic shows which areas have concentration of homicides indicated by color and dots from 2003 to 2011.

Living with murder: Map of faces of innocence among 3,313 lives lost to homicide | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Although most of the city is covered pretty evenly, there doesn't seem to be anything unique about areas with high concentrations other than the fact that they're high traffic areas. But that doesn't really seem to fully explain it...
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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2012 homicides - Google Maps

8 so far pretty much right in line with our average. 30-35 is what to expect in Omaha.

They are generally concentrated around North 75.
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