Category Archives: CRIME NUMBERS

How Many Guns Murdered Someone In A Year?

Someone came by searching for “in one year, guns murdered” A gun is a machine, without will, and unable to form an intent. Therefore no one has ever been murdered by a gun. Not in one year, nor in the … Continue reading

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How Many Murders A Year?

How many murders are there every year? Taking the entire earth, our best estimate based on various sources is just under 980,000 for 2013, and possibliy slightly over one million for 2015. Given the most credible, based on food supplies, … Continue reading

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"Most Crime Guns Legally Purchased?" Not So Fast

Someone came by searching for “most crime guns legally purchased.” It sounds like the anti-gun activists have been playing at semantics again. First, except for a few guns stolen from package services, virtually every gun sold in the United States … Continue reading

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Which Has More Killers, America Or Europe

Someone stopped by looking for “which has more killers america or europe.” Well, first we must define Europe. No joke, there is quite a lot of debate on just exactly what comprises Europe. To save time and complexity, I will … Continue reading

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"What is the 2011 gun murder rate in Philadelphia?"

Someone came by searching for “WHAT IS 2011 gun murder rate in philadelphia.” With the usual caveat, the query is for Philadelphia, Pa; informally known as Nutterville. And with the usual caveat that 2011 is not even half way over … Continue reading

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2011Homicide Rate Hartford?

Someone came by looking for “2011 homicide rate hartford.” Assuming the query is for Hartford, Connecticut, and not Hartford, Alabama: Hartford, Arkansas: Hartford, Georgia: Hartford, Illinois: Hartford, Iowa: Hartford, Kansas or any of a host of other Hartford’s….. The FBI’s … Continue reading

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"Homicide Rate Scotland?"

I think someone is testing the old man. Someone came by looking for “homicide rate scotland.” In common with most of Europe, Scotland reports a “murder rate” instead of a homicide rate. And in common with most of Europe, you … Continue reading

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Homicide Rates In Finland?

Someone came by searching for “homicide rates in finland.” That is an interesting question – but in common with most of Europe they call it the “murder rate,” and tabulate it in much the same way New York City under … Continue reading

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"US Gun Murder Rate 2011"

Someone came by searching for “us gun murder rate 2011.” It is very early to make an estimate, since only five months of this year are gone. However, from some representative jurisdictions we have been watching, it appears only the … Continue reading

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"Is Portland Violent?"

Someone came by searching for “is portland violent.” Well, it depends on which Portland. Portland Hoffa, Fred Allen’s wife, was shrill, not violent. Portland, Maine’s 2010 crime stats have not been released. Portland, Oregan’s 2010 crime stats show it to … Continue reading

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