Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

Canada: Police Reported Crime Compared To the USA, 2015

Here are the 2015 comparison numbers between Canadian and US crime rates. Remember, these are police reported numbers,not the result of a victimization survey. Links to the data sources re the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2015: and is the … Continue reading

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“What Percentage Of Criminals Use Illegal Weapons?”

Someone came by searching for the percentage of people using illegal weapons. To make the answer easier to understand, there are really two sorts of criminals. By far the most common is the person living a criminal lifestyle, who uses … Continue reading

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Because The Politicians Insist On Cutting Crime Without Resources

“Olean” with a New Yourk URL, asks why the police alter the number of crimes they report to the FBI. The reason American Departments underreport their reported crimes count is not rocket science. His Highness, the Governor, ors, chances of … Continue reading

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2015 Crime Rates, United States VS Canada

Canada and it’s near neighbor the United States of America, present an interesting contrast in the effects of gun laws on crime rates. While polls that take into account American gun owners tendency to mislead pollsters find that 70 percent … Continue reading

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“What Is Wrong With CompStat?”

Someone with a Breckinridge, Minnesota came stopped by to ask “what is wrong with compstat.” There is nothing wrong with that computer program, per se. The problem is with how CompStat is misused. The program is intended to give law … Continue reading

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“When Will The 2105 Crime Statistics Be Out?”

Someone came by searching for “2015 crime statistics released.” Manyu European countries have had their 2015 crime stats out six months or so, but the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics t release their crime stats some time between … Continue reading

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Sometimes intelligible Answers Are Hard

someone stopped by searching for “what is the probability that a newborn child will become a criminal.” I suspect many criminologists would answer “It depends,” and hang up the telephone. However, considering Americans as a whole a newborn child has … Continue reading

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Crime Rates In Cities With Very Strict Gun Laws Vs Cities With Permissive Gun Laws

Someone came by searching for “crime rates in cities with no guns vs crime rates in cities with no gun laws.” Since there are no cities on this planet with no guns at all, I have rephrased the search slightly. … Continue reading

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How High Can Murder totals Go?

Someone stopped by searching for “maximum murder rate.” While there is no hard and fast rule that murder can rise to a certain level and then must stop, about 800 years ago conditions in Norther Europe were so bad the … Continue reading

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What Was The Murder Rate IN 1066?

Someone stopped by searching for “murder rate in 1066.” That is a rather large question. I have no data on Asia or for much of Europe for that period, Africa is Dark Continent, and the Americas were occupied by people … Continue reading

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