Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

“what percentage of crimes of passion are committed with guns”

We do not hear much of “crimes of passion,” the “unwritten law,” and so on these days, but humans being humans they still take place. Someone came by searching for “what percentage of crimes of passion are committed with guns.” … Continue reading

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“Houston vs Chicago Crime Rates?”

Someone stopped by searching for “houston vs chicago crime.” Assuming the Houston is a largish city near the Battle of San Jacinto memorial, and the Chicago is the stink weed patch on Lake Michigan, the two cities are relatively close … Continue reading

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“The Murder Rate Is The Most Important?”

Someone stopped by searching for “murder most important crime statistic.” Murder or the more general term “homicide” is an important measure of crime. Because the murder or homicide rate reacts almost instantly to anything that affects the possibility of near … Continue reading

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“homicides committed by non-criminals”

I assume that search was for the number of homicides, including justifiable and self defense “man-killings.” if so, approximately 3,500 of the 14,249 homicides, including murder, self defense by individuals or law enforcement, and justifiable homicides were committed by persons … Continue reading

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Percentage Of Gun Facilitated Murders By Strangers?

Someone came by searching for “number of gun murders by strangers.” The problem with tat is that less than two thirds of murders are “solved by arrest.” That puts a gaping hole in our data, and a low confidence level … Continue reading

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How Accurate Are National Crime Reports?

Someone stopped by searching for “accuracy of national crime reports.” National crime reports, generally released by either a country’s Bureau of Statiistics sich as StatsCanada, or the national police, our FBI for example, range from poor works of fiction to … Continue reading

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“The United States Has The Highest Gun Violence Rate In The World”

The Democrats are digging up all the old likes to justify gun control. On the way to the bank I heard some Democrat claim the United States has “the highest gun violence rate in the world.” No. But first, “gun … Continue reading

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Australia Crime Rates Vs US?

Someone stopped by searching for “crime rate austrailia us.” Here are the latest numbers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. U.S data is from the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013. The ABS gives crime totals, not rates. Australian crime … Continue reading

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The United States Homicide Rate; 1880-2014

The chart below gives the United States homicde rate from 1880 to 2014; from the time when the Wild West was still wild in places, to the latest homicide data available: The first regularly enforced restrictive gun laws in the … Continue reading

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United States Vs Australia Crime Rates

Except for a brief break to glace over the news, I have been upfor more than seven hours trying to reconcile Australian and American crime rates. Most of what I have gotten is a spectacular headache, and to recall my … Continue reading

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