Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

Regrettably: The 2013 UCR Has Not Been Released

By far the most popular searches this morning involve 2013 crime data. Regrettably, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2013 has not been released as of October 21, 2014, so I will have to defer any attempt to help searchers … Continue reading

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Violence Rates In Western Industrialized Countries

Someone stopped by searching for “violence rates in western industrialized nations.” I assume the search was for “violent crime rates” since the definition of violence varies widely, and few governments record overall violence rates per se. For the last year … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Uniform Crime Rate For 2013 Is Still Under Wraps

I have a stack of searches comparing the United States crime rates with other nation’s crime rates. I would be glad to post the latest comparisons, but the 2013 results have not been released. Hopefully, the 2013 crime stats will … Continue reading

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How And Why Is The Crime Rate Calculated?

Someone dropped by searching for “how and why is the crime rate calculated.” The how is to divide the number of crimes by the population in blocks of 100,000. A city with 100 murders and a population of exactly one … Continue reading

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2013 U.S. Homicide Rate

Someone stopped by searching for “2013 us homicide rate.” The problem is that the official FBI numbers for crimes reported to the police are not out as of today, 27 September, 2014. I expect them in the next 45 days, … Continue reading

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Are “Personal Weapons” Mortality Rate Higher Than Firearms

Someone stopped by searching for “personal weapons more deadly than guns.” That is not a new concept, and it reflects the “facts of life in the 1950’s.” But how does it stand up after sixty years? After searching through a … Continue reading

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When Will The 2013 FGI Uniform Crime Report Be Out?

Someone came by searching for “when will the 2013 crime report be out.” While there is no longer an official release date, the annual Uniform Crime Report is generally released between the third week of August and the third week … Continue reading

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Chicago and Texas Murder Rates

Someone came by searching for “chicago and texas murder rate” Comparing those venues without a great deal of data manipulation is not a legitimate use of data. One is a city, the other a state; The demographics are very different, … Continue reading

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Yes, And They Fail To Report Many Crimes They Do Accept

The American Thinker’s Colin Flaherty notes “Black Crime In Baltimore Is High – And Should Be Higher. True, as this case of a racially motivated attack on a Jewish dentist demonstrates. Briefly quoting the Colin Flaherty bylined American Thinker report … Continue reading

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I See The VPC Is Polluting The News – Again

I see the Fairbanks, Alaska News Miner has fallen hook, line, and sinker for the latest propaganda from the Joyce Foundation funded ‘Violence Policy Center.’ Frankly, I looked at the press release for all of fifteen seconds, and turned to … Continue reading

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