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Rocky Mount N.C. Councilman Wants A Review Of Crime STats

The Rocky Mount Telegraph reports a Rocky Mount City Councilman, Andre Knight, has demanded a review of the city’s crime statistics. As far as I can see from the FBI Uniform Crime report,the numbers are plausible, but not necessarily correct. … Continue reading

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Ratio of Black To Other Murder Victims?

Someone stopped by searching for “ratio black to white murder victims.” While there is less problem sorting murder victims by the amount of melanin in their skin,there are still enough problems to make any answer imprecise. For one thing, consider … Continue reading

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Four YO Finds Gun, Kills Self

In what has thankfully become an increasingly rare tragedy, CBS News reports a Tampa Florida four hear old found a gun in his home and shot himself to death with it. While estimates go back only 19 years, the 1999 … Continue reading

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Why People Are Getting Out Of The Northeast

The New York Post has an interesting item item on why people are getting out of the Northeast. Briefly quoting the Post report linked above: Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — … Continue reading

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How Many Restrictive Gun Laws Are There?

Someone stopped by searching for “hom many gun controls.” A lot. so many that it is difficult to to do more than give a raw number. No counting the place and time restrictions, such as “You may not shoott within … Continue reading

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5 YO Victim In Fatal Firearms Accident

The days when fatal firearms accidents were almost as common as murders are long gone, but even one accidental injury is two too many., The latest CDC numbers, from 2016, put the total number of such tragedies as low as … Continue reading

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“What Do The Crime Numbers Mean”

A New Hampshire lady asks what are the significance of the crime numbers to her, as an average retail worker. For Janet Q. Citizen, the most significant meaning built into the crime statistics is a risk assessment. Your city’s crime … Continue reading

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Report: Gunmakers Upping Production

An ABC report that annoyingly has a broken link says gunmakers are ramping up production, focusing on security and freedom issues. Very good. Nothing changes a young thug’s mind about his chosen profession than the muzzle of a .45 in … Continue reading

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What Are The Key Crime Rates?

Someone stopped by searching for “key crime rates.” All the crime rates have significance, particulrly property crime, which is an early warning of economic distress. For violent crimes, the rape rate depends on the percentage of victims who report the … Continue reading

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“Do We Keep And Post Rape Statistics?”

Someone stopped by searching for “rape statistics, 1950 to present.” We have rape statistic as part of violent cirme stats, but we do not go looking for them. The problem is that only a part of effectuated rapes are reported … Continue reading

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