Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

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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Murder Rate In Trinidad?

Someone stopped by searching for “murder rate, trinidad.” I do not have official numbers for Trinidad, but “Trinidad and Tobago” had 420 murders in 2015 with a population of 1,350,000, for a murder rate of 31.5 per 100,000, or approximately … Continue reading

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Normal Gun Violence Rates?

Someone stopped by searching for “normal gun violence rates.” Which is an interesting question, but I will need to stop doing the job that supports this blog while I write an encyclopedia of 198 volumes. Since that does not appear … Continue reading

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“How Often Is A Legally Obtained Gun Used In A Crime”

Someone stopped by searching for “how often is a gun legally gained used in a crime.” Among the problems with a hard and fast answer to that question are the low “solved by arrest” rate, which leaves gaping holes in … Continue reading

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