Category Archives: HOMICIDE RATES

"What Is Considered A Homicide?"

Someone came by searching for “what is considered a homicide.” Essentially, a homicide is a combination of “homo” or man, plus “cide” or killing.” So at the most basic level, a homicide is a man killing. Legally speaking, a homicide … Continue reading

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"How To Reduce Homicide Rate?"

Someone came by looking for “how to reduce homicide rate.” There are several things that will reduce the homicide rate. One of the most effective is very cold weather. Most homicides are committed by persons who are either associated with … Continue reading

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EL SALVADOR, ELEVEN MURDERS A DAY

In still another demonstration of the link between violent crime and gun controls, El Salvador’s crime rate is soaring. This last weekend saw 29 murders in the ironically named “The Republic of the Saviour,” a nation with (officially) just 5.8 … Continue reading

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CARACAS, THE MURDER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD?

If you consider the city as a whole, including the exurbs, it may very well be. The reports that I see indicate an admitted homicide rate of 233 homicides per 100,000 population, and an actual homicide rate of close to … Continue reading

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HOW IS THE "PROJECT" COMING?

Quite well. The change in the number of restrictive gun laws in the header is one indication. We, me and my collaborators, now have a floor number for restrictive gun laws. We have both official homicide totals and unofficial “name, … Continue reading

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I MAY HAVE BEEN WRONG

I recently stated that a bitterly cold winter had knocked homicide numbers down, but the turf wars between the gangs started back as soon as the weather warmed. I will stick to that, but there have been several suggestions of … Continue reading

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HOMICIDE RATES DOWN?

Yes, some cities credibly report homicide rates are down. But some are obviously up, and some are flat. Most northern tier cities had an extremely severe winter that kept the criminals who comprise the greatest part of homicide victims inside … Continue reading

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