Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

Chicago Alderman Calls For Accurate Crime Reporting

In a hopeful sign, Chicago’s WLS reports Alderman Bob Fioretti is calling for accurate crime numbers to be released to the public. Briefly quoting the WLS report linked above: Fioretti is calling on full transparency from the Chicago Police Department … Continue reading

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Murder Rate Graphics For 2014

Someone came by searching for “murder rate graphics for 2014.” Unfortunately, the official data that is needed for a good set of graphics does not come out until late in the following year. I do not expect 2013 data until … Continue reading

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“The United States Has The Highest Violent Crime Rate On Earth”

An unwary gun control enthusiast claims, among other things, the “The United States has the highest or close to the highest crime rates on earth.” He is not even close. From the latest United Nations numbers, The United States should … Continue reading

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When Will The Crime Graphics Be Updated?

“Hastings” asked when the 1960 to 2010 crime graphics will be updated. Unless there is some noticeable change, the crime rates the graphics are on a thee full year update schedule. The graphic series ending in 2010 will be updated … Continue reading

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2011 Top 20 Causes Of Childhood Death

Here is the latest from the CDC’s WISQARS Leading Causes Of Death web page. Remember, this is an image of a web page. If you want more than the basic numbers, please click on the link, above: Stranger

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The Number Of Children Killed By Guns Exceeds That Killed By Cancer?

Someone came by searching for “number of kids killed by cancer guns exceeds that killed by cancer?” If you are careless in your definitions, that has recently become a fact of life. Internationally, a “kid” is a small child, understood … Continue reading

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“The Difference Between Homicide Rate and Murder Rate?”

Someone dropped by searching for “difference homicide rate murder rate.” “Homicide” is a catch-all word. A homicide occurs whenever a person kills another person. The category includes “murder,” “manslaughter,” and the various shades of official or justifiable homicides. A “murder” … Continue reading

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Homicide Rate 2013?

For some reason I have a rash of searches for “homicide rate 2013.” The official numbers will not be released until some time between late September and the New Year, so I cannot leave a link and give a total, … Continue reading

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Homicide Rates In The Old West?

Someone was sent by searching for “homicide rates in the old west.” Well, it will take some more talk to go beyond “the safest place you never lived.” Homicide rates for the States and territories west from Texas to Arizona … Continue reading

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Homicide Or Murder?

A Canada Free Press item by Alan Caruba fails to make the critical point that homicide includes murder, but is not limited to it. Homicide means “man killing” and covers any case where one human kills another. Murder is a … Continue reading

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