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Old 04-02-2013, 11:16 AM
 
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....looks like murders are up across the state according to this article. Any idea what officials are doing about this? It should be noted that the numbers are skewed since Greeville county is bigger than Richland and Charleston Counties. Not sure about the per capita info.


http://www.wltx.com/news/article/230...ercent-in-2011

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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....looks like murders are up across the state according to this article. Any idea what officials are doing about this? It should be noted that the numbers are skewed since Greeville county is bigger than Richland and Charleston Counties. Not sure about the per capita info.


SLED: SC Murders Up By 20+ Percent in 2011 | wltx.com

I'm not sure you can decrease the murder rate. Much of these murders are gang related and/or the perp knows the victim. I don't know the stats but such suppositions are directly from my ex-cop hubby's mouth. The likelihood of being killed by a complete stranger is rather random, IMO.

Of course, the Greenville sheriffs have the lock on shooting armed suspects/perps...no repeat offenders = less crime?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:51 AM
 
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Greenville County also leads the state in total population and amount of new residents added between the 2000 and 2010 U.S. census reports. Unfortunately, the number of crimes reported usually increases simultaneously with a significant increase in population.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Who's killing whom?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Local news is just bad. No matter where you are in America it is just awful.
Here's a link to the actual report SLED 2011 Crime Report.
Murder numbers and rates by county are on Page 15. Total violent crimes and rates by county are on Page 9. In terms of violent crime, Richland has a significantly higher violent rate than Greenville and Charleston Counties. Charleston has a higher murder rate with Greenville and Richland very close statistically.

But that's not as exciting as "Greenville leads SC in murders!!!"
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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Local news is just bad. No matter where you are in America it is just awful.
Here's a link to the actual report SLED 2011 Crime Report.
Murder numbers and rates by county are on Page 15. Total violent crimes and rates by county are on Page 9. In terms of violent crime, Richland has a significantly higher violent rate than Greenville and Charleston Counties. Charleston has a higher murder rate with Greenville and Richland very close statistically.

But that's not as exciting as "Greenville leads SC in murders!!!"


Thanks for the report. Looks like Greenville, Horry, and Richland lead in rape as well, certainly not the kind of statistics you want to lead in. Would be nice to have these broken down by MSA.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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Local news is just bad. No matter where you are in America it is just awful.
Here's a link to the actual report SLED 2011 Crime Report.
Murder numbers and rates by county are on Page 15. Total violent crimes and rates by county are on Page 9. In terms of violent crime, Richland has a significantly higher violent rate than Greenville and Charleston Counties. Charleston has a higher murder rate with Greenville and Richland very close statistically.

But that's not as exciting as "Greenville leads SC in murders!!!"
Yep they completely ignore the rates and just focus on the actual numbers. Areas with high populations almost always have a higher number of crimes. The rate is generally a better indicator of how safe an area is. But local news always likes to sensationalize things.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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If they focused on rates they might feel obligated to say which neighborhoods to avoid to decrease your chances of becoming a statistic.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Who's killing whom?
I killed my toilet after eating Taco Bell.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:32 AM
 
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Sadly only 66% of SC's murders firearms related. Lets bump that up for next year guys. Gotta show them clubber how it's done!
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