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Old 07-03-2007, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Simpsonville, SC
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I just checked out Greenville County in the new 2006 Population estimates found above in the New Announcements section. The crime statistics given are as follows;

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Murders: 2303
Rapes: 24
Robberies: 136
Assaults: 413
Burglaries: 11179
Thefts: 3102
Auto thefts: 6928

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Murders: 23
Rapes: 130
Robberies: 361
Assaults: 1632
Burglaries: 2988
Thefts: 6596
Auto thefts: 1055

Can these numbers be right? 2303 murders in 2005?
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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There is no way 2303 is correct. It was probably 23.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:51 AM
 
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Yeah, there's absolutely no way that there were 2303 murders. No way at all.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Simpsonville, SC
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It no longer says 2,303 murders took place but the numbers are still entirely unrealistic. I think that it is unfortunate that people are being led to believe that the crime in Greenville is greater than the crime in Boston or Brockton, MA. According to the crime indexes of Boston, MA and Greenville, SC, Greenville has more crime. That's bologna! Perhaps SC simply enforces the law more diligently and that translates into skewed numbers, I don't know. Any thoughts?

Last edited by Biscuits&Gravy; 07-05-2007 at 09:48 PM.. Reason: misspelling
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:44 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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SC does a much more thorough job of reporting its crime statistics than most other states. Of course, as a place grows, crime will usually experience an uptick of sorts, but there's not much crime in Greenville. As with any other place, the crime will typically be concentrated in certain areas.
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