Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

What Percentage Of Humans Commit Murder?

Someone stopped by searching for “what percentage of humans murder.” The search leaves open the question of for a year, or for a lifetime, or for some indefinite period in between. And of course, it also fails to specify a … Continue reading

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“how often are illegal guns used in murders?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how often are illegal guns used in murders.” Well, for the United States, the FBI reports there were 8,454 gun related murders committed in the United States during 2013. That is one gun related murder … Continue reading

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A Breakdown Of Murder Guns?

Someone stopped by searching for “a breakdown of murder guns.” Assuming the search is for the latest data available, and not 1958, where the percentage of gun related murders was approximately 48% of all murders, with approximately 32% of gun … Continue reading

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“How Is Crime Rate Determined?”

Someone stopped by searching for “how is a crime rate determined.” You need two things, a count of the number of crimes and the population in 100,000’s. For example, Chicago ordinarily has close to 500 “homicides,” and a current estimated … Continue reading

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Differences In FBI and CDC Homicide Total?”

Someone came by searching for “differences cdc fbi homicide total.” The FBI homicide and murder totals from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports are “reported by the police,” after a full investigation into the cause of death is conducted. The CDC … Continue reading

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Interesting: New Jersey Is #1 In Something

The Washington Post reports New Jersey is #1 in something. While the report is unsubstantiated, enough people will believe it is true to make no difference. Briefly quoting the Pravda Potomac story linked above: Notice that, compared to the national … Continue reading

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Gut Morgen, Stuttgart

Someone with a German e-mail provider asks about 1900 crime rates in the German Empire. It seems a universal fact of life that vast changes have been made in the definition of crimes in the 115 years since Wilhelm II … Continue reading

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A Reporting Problem, He Says

The LaCrosse Tribune takes note of the fact that the LaCrosse campus of the University of Wisconsin reported no crimes to the FBI for 2013. Or for 2012, or 2011. In that, UWL is merely typical. Table 9 of the … Continue reading

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“How Many People Murdered Every Day Or Year?”

Someone came by searching for “how many people murdered day year.” As I have posted many times, the crime and murder numbers are not reliable. Bureaucrats need to please their bosses, who are best pleased with low crime rates regardless … Continue reading

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How Many People Are Beaten To Death Every Year?

Someone stopped by searching for “the number of people beaten to death each year. That varies from year to year, but the long term trend is down. Adding deaths from “hands and feet” and club s and blunt instruments, the … Continue reading

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