Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

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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Violent Crime Rates In The Industraialized World?”

Someone came by searching for “violent crime rates in the industrialized world.” That depends on which of the almost 200 countries in the world you consider “industrialized.” Of the 20 countries with the highest ratio percentage of industrial output to … Continue reading

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When Will The 2013 Crime Numbers Be Released?

Someone lift a contact comment asking when the 2013 crime data will be released. Assuming the question is for US data, sometime between now and New Years Day. Generally, the latest full year Uniform Crime Report is released in the … Continue reading

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The Risks Of Gun Ownership?

Someone stopped by searching for “risks of gun ownership.” I strongly suspect that is based on the gun ban propagandists claim that “Families with a gun in the home are seventeen times as likely to be shot to death in … Continue reading

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2013 Violent Crime Rates

I count nine searches for the United States violent crime rates for 2013. The standard sources of official data, the FBI’s 2013Uniform Crime Report and the Bureau of Justice Statistics 2013 National Crime Survey are not on the internet at … Continue reading

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“Is The Homicide Rate The Key Crime Rate?”

A Canadian search engine sent someone by searching for “is homicide the key crime rate.” The short answer is an emphatic no. Since the homicide rate includes murder, manslaughter, and justifiable homicide; and an estimated 72 percent of all murders … Continue reading

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“Gun Violence Rises In New York”

DNA Info reports, with a straight face, that “NYPD Takes Fewer Guns Off the Streets as Shootings Rise, Stats Show Gotham’s crime stats have been more fiction than fact since the late 1960’s; when John Lindsay was mayor. NYC is … Continue reading

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US Murder Conviction Rate

Someone dropped by searching for “murder conviction rate US.” That is a question with many possible answers, depending on your view of things. To start with,based on the latest official data the murder rate for 2012 was 4.1 per 100,000 … Continue reading

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2013 Crime Rates

I had a number of searches for 2013 violent crime rates overnight. I would be glad to post them, but they are not out as of this date. I expect them to be posted in the next ten weeks, but … Continue reading

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No Surprises: LAPD Cuts Crime With An Eraser

The Los Angeles Times reports the LAPD has cut its violent crime rates by the common expedient of downgrading violent crime to misdemeanors. Briefly quoting the LA Times report linked above: Under FBI rules followed by police departments across the … Continue reading

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