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100 Years Ago in New York

September 5th, 2006 · Comments Off on 100 Years Ago in New York

Murder was worse! (If I did my math correctly.) One hundred years ago, in 1906, 255 people were murdered in New York City. The population of New York was 3,437,202 in 1900, and it was 8,085,742 as of 2003. At the 1906 murder rate, 600 people would be murdered this year. Murder has gone up […]

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Gang Murders

July 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Gang Murders

One way to explain the decrease in clearance rates would be to find an increase in murders that are harder to solve. (I know, duh, but still.) I tried to see if there’s been an increase in gang murders, but I couldn’t find any hard data. However, there was an article by Bob Barr last […]

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New York Pretty Safe, Dallas Not So Much

July 3rd, 2006 · Comments Off on New York Pretty Safe, Dallas Not So Much

From The Insurance Journal, June 26th, 2006. The following chart shows where New York City ranked in the Total Crime Index for the nation’s largest cities. Rank Year End 2005 City Rate/100,000 1 Dallas 2 Detroit 3 Phoenix 4 San Antonio 5 Houston 6 Las Vegas 7 Philadelphia 8 San Diego 9 Los Angeles 10 […]

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I See Cold Cases

June 20th, 2006 · Comments Off on I See Cold Cases

When I look through the FBI’s Preliminary Crime Reports for 2005, I see it in terms of how many murders will not be solved. I always talk about New York, so let’s look at the rest of America. Good God, Texas is a murderous state (no offense, Texas). Dallas has had 676 murders in the […]

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