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Entries Tagged as 'Homicide Facts'

Inaccurate Homicide Totals

December 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I have to say something.  Recently it’s been acknowledged that some of the NYPD’s earlier numbers are inaccurate.  I keep reading that 1963 is the year when they started getting it right.  I’ve always had a lot to say about the homicide numbers, but I just didn’t feel like getting into it. But when I […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

Homicide Data

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

I love things like this (thank you for bringing this to my attention, you know who you are!).  It’s an interactive map of murders in the city from 2003-2009 that was recently published in the New York Times.  Great job whoever compiled this! This is an undated picture from a crime scene from the past.

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Interesting Article about Cold Cases and Crime Stats

May 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s a great article by Matt Stiles and Terri Langford in the Houston Chronicle called “Murder figures can be hard to solve.” From the article: Dr. Charles Wellford, professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Maryland, pointed out how a police “cold case” unit in Kansas City brought another 15 solved cases […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Homicide Facts

Clearance Rates. Again.

January 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I was just reading a piece in the Boston Globe titled, Hub police show no gain in solving homicides. There’s a lot I could say, but I’m caught up in the inauguration excitement and not very focused.   A few things in the piece jumped out at me. “He beefed up the unit to 25 […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Crime Science · Homicide Facts