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Old 01-06-2010, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I just googled "2009 Homicides" under 'News' and noticed that many American cities in 2009 had their lowest number/ rate of homicides since the 1960s. Examples include...

Dallas: 166: compared to 500 in 1992 and 200 in 2007. Lowest since 1961

166 murders least in Dallas since 1967 | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas-Fort Worth Crime News | Dallas-Fort Worth News

New York City: 466, lowest total since 1963

2009 homicides in New York City are fewest since 1963

Los Angeles: 366, lowest total since 1967
LA's crime rate dips to lowest rate in 50 years; homicides down more than 18 percent - latimes.com (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-la-crime-rate,0,751255.story - broken link)

San Francisco: 45, lowest total since 1961
San Francisco saw its lowest murder rate this year since 1961 - 12/30/09 - San Francisco News - abc7news.com

I'm sure there are more. This is great news for America!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Great news indeed! I hope more cities do this!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Good deal!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Boston also recorded a 2009 homicide rate lower than recent yrs., but already 2 or 3 killings so far this year. We had 50-60 last year, peaking at about 120 in 1990 or thereabouts.

They've been in the traditionally troubled areas. But still very close to "decent" neighborhoods.

But we had an armed robbery at 7-11 on W. Newton/St. Botolph last nite near Symphony Hall! Found the suspects in Kenmore Sq. near Fenway Park...who may be linked to a killing of a convenience store clerk two weeks ago in a good part of Jamaica Plain (after the immigrant cashier gave them the money!).

The frigid weather in much of the U.S. should keep the crime down. Let's hope.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:51 PM
 
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Boston also recorded a 2009 homicide rate lower than recent yrs., but already 2 or 3 killings so far this year. We had 50-60 last year, peaking at about 120 in 1990 or thereabouts.

They've been in the traditionally troubled areas. But still very close to "decent" neighborhoods.

But we had an armed robbery at 7-11 on W. Newton/St. Botolph last nite near Symphony Hall! Found the suspects in Kenmore Sq. near Fenway Park...who may be linked to a killing of a convenience store clerk two weeks ago in a good part of Jamaica Plain (after the immigrant cashier gave them the money!).

The frigid weather in much of the U.S. should keep the crime down. Let's hope.

miami dade has had about 8 murders already this year. they found a tourist dead and burning in a dumpster in miami. its big news over here.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: The land of Chicago
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hopefully this continues good news all around
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Washington DC: 142 in 2009 compared to 479 in 1991.

DC Murder Rate Lowest in 45 Years (http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/dc-murder-rate-lowest-in-45-years-122809 - broken link)
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Global citizen
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Orlando/Orange county's violent crime rate decreased by 30% since last year
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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This is good. Two parallel trends I think, the crimers keep getting locked up and eventually too many locked up, too old once they get out, and of course, less opportunity for crime with the recession (so many empty homes, empty offices, empty streets).
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Yeah this is great news for the big cities of America. I do think it would be interesting to see how the suburban areas of these place are doing now though.
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