Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

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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"Why Are Crime Rates In Middle Eastern Countries So Low?"

Someone came by searching for “why are crime rates in middle eastern countries so low.” That is a simple question with complex set of answers. For starters, because most middle eastern countries are Islamic, and Sharia law prescribes a very … Continue reading

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"What Percentage Of Crimes Are Solved?"

Someone stopped by searching for “what percentage of crimes are solved?” That depends on the crime, the jurisdiction, and how likely the crime is to be reported. In the United Kingdom many crimes are not even crimes until someone has … Continue reading

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Murders, Chicago 1960's

Someone came by looking for “murders chicago 1960’s.” The FBI has been improving its crime reporting. We now have city totals as well as “metropolitan area” totals, but in the 1960’s the metro area was the only total reported. That … Continue reading

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"How Are Crime Rates Calculated?"

Someone stopped by looking for “how are crime rates calculated.” Essentially, the crimes “reported to the police” are separated by category, added, and then divided by the population. Of course, dividing 14,500 homicides by the 308,000,000 million or so Americans … Continue reading

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"Homicide Rate Mexico?"

Someone came by looking for “homicide rate mexico.” Well, I can tell you, but first I must tell you something else. The raw data behind Mexico’s crime statistics are “unreliable, inaccessible, and in many cases do not exist.” Far too … Continue reading

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"What's The US Murder Rate Right Now?"

Someone stopped by looking for “what is the murder rate in the us right now.” Like most of the world, the United States does not have a murder rate, we have a homicide rate. And today the 27th of May, … Continue reading

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Crime Trend Commentary

Looking over the searches, I see people are still interested in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and other northeastern states homicide and violent crime rates. Since the preliminary data gives city data and not whole state data, a complete overview … Continue reading

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2010 Preliminary FBI Numbers Out: More Guns = Less Crime

The FBI’s preliminary crime numbers for 2010 are out, and in a year when the FBI performed more than 14 million background checks, crime is down again. Table 1 tells the story. With jurisdictions covering 264,046,159 of America’s 308 million … Continue reading

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"Gun USA Statistics Increase"

Someone came by looking for “gun usa statistics increase.” Well, no. Overall, fewer and fewer people are adopting a criminal lifestyle, so crime is decreasing. At the same time, the criminal organizations that are behind much of the most serious … Continue reading

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