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Old 01-02-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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I was looking at stats on murder rates between the states and read that one.
I got the info H E R E .
Is that accurate?
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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That number sounds low.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Really?
That's 11 homicides a day.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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Amid record-high levels of crack cocaine usage/trade and gang-related violence, LA "peaked" in 1992 with some 1,092 murders, or roughly 3 a day. By contrast, in 2010, LA had 291 murders, a 75% drop from the 1992 number.

Source: Los Angeles Murders 2010 | Killing in L.A. drops to 1967 levels - Los Angeles Times
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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So the site I went to is giving out bad info.
I thought that number was waaaaaaaaaaay too high.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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So the site I went to is giving out bad info.
I thought that number was waaaaaaaaaaay too high.
Actually, it may be accurate. There were roughly 30k murders in the US that year and if LA alone had over 1k....4k is not out of the realm of possibility when you add in all the other cities.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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So the site I went to is giving out bad info.
I thought that number was waaaaaaaaaaay too high.
No, 4096 sounds about right. Los Angeles County has one quarter of the population of the state, it should have about a quarter of all murders.
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:02 PM
 
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Man!
I know it's a huge state with 37 million people living there, but that number isn't relative I guess.

I mean...here in Nevada we have just under 3 million people {way less in 1993} and there were only 144 murders in that year.
I'm not trying to bash your state, because I do indeed love it there....
...just saying.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:27 AM
 
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Man!
I know it's a huge state with 37 million people living there, but that number isn't relative I guess.

I mean...here in Nevada we have just under 3 million people {way less in 1993} and there were only 144 murders in that year.
I'm not trying to bash your state, because I do indeed love it there....
...just saying.
http://www.census.gov/compendia/stat...es/11s0304.pdf

You aren't bashing, good discussion. Actually, in recent years the rate per 100,000 people is actually LOWER in California than Nevada.

Still 5.8 per 100,000 is 2146 murders out of 37million people.

Our "gun free" capital of Washington DC has a rate of 31.4.
However, I'm sure if you just plucked the urban core out of other states you'd see similar rates.

I once made the comment that a 19yo black male was probably safer joining the army and going to Iraq than staying in his bad DC neighborhood.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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Man!
I know it's a huge state with 37 million people living there, but that number isn't relative I guess.

I mean...here in Nevada we have just under 3 million people {way less in 1993} and there were only 144 murders in that year.
I'm not trying to bash your state, because I do indeed love it there....
...just saying.
Based on what you're "just saying", California really isnt Nevada. There is much more activity of all kinds, here.
And because if its sheer size and population, it cannot be compared to smaller states in this regard, with its crime stats
being proportionately average, per capita.
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