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Entries Tagged as 'Homicide Facts'

New York Homicide Totals 1900-2007

September 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The new software that I use for this blog has a nice feature.  It shows me what search terms people used that led them to this site. I learned that a lot of people are looking for homicide totals for New York.  So I made of pdf of a chart from my book which shows […]

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Tags: Homicide Facts · Police History

Murder and Statistics

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I just finished an excellent article about the statistical issues and problems with DNA cold hit cases titled, DNA matches aren’t always a lock. It was written by Jason Felch and Maura Dolan and you can read it here. They really did such an amazing job with a subject that is notoriously hard to follow. […]

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Common Mistake about Suicide

June 9th, 2007 · No Comments

I was reading a number of people on an NYPD blog make a common mistake about women and suicide. They were saying that women don’t use guns to kill themselves as much and use other methods more. This was an unofficial NYPD blog, I should add, so their comments do not represent the collected knowledge […]

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Fingerprint Evidence Study

April 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

A couple of facts from my book: DNA was used in less than 2% of the cases the Cold Case Squad cleared. At the time The Restless Sleep went to press, the total forensic DNA hits in New York was 1,529. 7% were for murder cases, 72% were for sex crimes. “In most state or […]

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Tags: Cold Case Investigation Facts · Homicide Facts