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Offline rangerrebew

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Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:49:28 AM »
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Re: Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »
I'm sure they'll get to work right away on getting the number back up.
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Re: Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 12:36:09 PM »
The decline in murder rate in Chicago had almost nothing to do with policy or enforcement.  The main reason - and perhaps the only reason - was the difference in weather between the two years.  The early months of 2012 were incredibly mild and warm for the season whereas 2013 was very cold.  The murder season continued unabated throughout 2012 while 2013 took a timeout for bad weather.

Of course, politicians like Rahm Emanuel will stand before the cameras and take credit for the decline.
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Re: Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 01:11:33 PM »
Obviously, they need stronger gun laws and higher taxes to increase funding for social programs.  >:D
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Re: Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 05:37:48 PM »
A decline in the murder rate is always a good thing. How many critically injured is a better metric though - medical treatment has improved and many who 10 years ago would be on a slab are now walking around.

Side note - 413 murders in Chicago for the current year. 552 for the current year in the whole of the UK, 40% of them gun related (AKA gang bangers).
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Re: Good news for Chicago: only 413 murdered Americans in 2013
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 06:36:19 PM »

Side note - 413 murders in Chicago for the current year. 552 for the current year in the whole of the UK, 40% of them gun related (AKA gang bangers).

The figure is, I believe, if you take Chicago, D.C., & Detroit murder rates out the national rate, the U.S. would rank 4th from the bottom of the world rate.
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