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June 22nd, 2009

Homicide Data

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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  • 1 joseph donato (Student) // Feb 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Dear to whom it may concern I am a student at Long Island University majoring in criminal justice. I am in the process of taking my Victimology class. I am looking for a topic to do a research paper on.
    I would like to know if you could provide a list of unsolved murders from 1990 to 1994 when the murder rate in the City was at its peak. Also I would like to know how the murders were committed such as a firearm, knife or just bare hands.
    Thank you for your time.

  • 2 Stacy Horn // Feb 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    What kind of list are you looking for exactly? I’ve got total here, if you look over on the left.

    As far as a breakdown of cause of death, the Homicide Analysis Unit used to provide public reports. I don’t remember which years they did that, but the reports are in the Municipal Library on Chambers Street. They may have just given percentages and not totals. Which you can also get by looking at the FBI Uniform Crime Reports.

    I should teach a class out there!

  • 3 Eric // Feb 25, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Is there any reliable estimate of the total number of unsolved cases in the United States? I’m looking for a rough estimate for the past 25 years.

  • 4 Stacy Horn // Feb 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Not that I’m aware of. But you could put this figure together yourself, using the data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. They publish homicide totals every year. I think they stopped posting clearance rates recently, but for the years where they don’t you can base it on the trends from the previous years. There’s a link to those reports on the left. I think when I was looking at these numbers, the national clearance rate averaged out to around 38% unsolved.

  • 5 Gloria N.Dargan // Sep 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

    My father Calvin Nettles was found murder in his home Jan.11,1997 in his Brooklyn N.Y home & my family & I never heard from any out come of his case.

  • 6 Stacy Horn // Oct 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    I’m so sorry about your father. You didn’t say if you wanted to pursue this, but if you do, If you look over on the left, at the very top, it says: Getting Help-Contacting a Cold Case Squad. Click on “Before You Contact a Cold Case Squad READ THIS” and read through those instructions carefully. I wrote out what I feel is good advice about how to get help. When you’re ready, and have gathered all the information they’d need to help you, contact the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad: (718) 834-2777.

    If you have specific questions as you go along, or hit snags along the way, please feel free ask.

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