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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #1
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What is the murder rate in your city?

I hope this isn't too bleak of a question! But since crime is a part of urban life, I'm curious what the murder rate is in your area - and whether or not that is seen as a big problem.

My own city is Portland, Oregon. The city of Portland has around 560,000 people. Last year (2006), it recorded 27 homicides. This includes "justifiable" homicides in the form of police shootings or self-defense incidents. So, Portland has a murder rate of 4.82 per 100,000 people for 2006. Out of every 100,000 residents in Portland, 4.82 were killed in one year. The US national average is 5.6 per 100,000, so, Portland is doing okay by that standard. However, it is still much higher than the Canadian national average of 2.1 per 100,000.

The worst city in the US for murders in 2006 was New Orleans. New Orleans has about 200,000 residents (this seems to be the best estimate), and recorded 162 murders in 2006. This means New Orleans had a rate of 81 per 100,000 per year. That is 16.8 times higher than Portland's murder rate.

How are things in your city?
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Old January 5th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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The murder rate of Mexico City is 2.5

Here's an interesting article for those who maybe didn't believed me...
http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.co...fox-tells.html
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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I really don't think Mexico City's murder rate is 2.5 per 100,000 people per year.

For one thing, according to Mexico's police services, the national homicide rate is about 17.5 per 100,000 per year. I very much doubt that the murder rate in Mexico's largest city is seven times lower than Mexico's overall national murder rate.

Also, the link you gave is a little bit confusing - the blogger cites the population of "Mexico City" as 20 million. But Mexico, D.F. has about 8.7 million people, and the rest live in suburbs like Nezahualcoyotl. We'd need to get a precise breakdown in the location of the murders before calculating a rate for Mexico, D.F.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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In London, Apr-2005 to Apr-2006, homicides numbered 175 out of 7,517,700. These include the London terrorist attack death-toll. Homicides have a 90% solving rate.

(from the Metropolitan Police, London's police force: http://www.met.police.uk/news/report...rmance0506.pdf)
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:14 AM   #5
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I really don't think Mexico City's murder rate is 2.5 per 100,000 people per year.

For one thing, according to Mexico's police services, the national homicide rate is about 17.5 per 100,000 per year. I very much doubt that the murder rate in Mexico's largest city is seven times lower than Mexico's overall national murder rate.

Also, the link you gave is a little bit confusing - the blogger cites the population of "Mexico City" as 20 million. But Mexico, D.F. has about 8.7 million people, and the rest live in suburbs like Nezahualcoyotl. We'd need to get a precise breakdown in the location of the murders before calculating a rate for Mexico, D.F.
There's 8.7 in the Federal Distric but Mexico City covers as NYC several stated and municipalties. There's more or less 20 million for the entire Mexico City metro area.

Actually the national murder rate is that terrible 17.5... However this is due to the high criminalty level at the northern border cities. Those places contribute to inflate the rate. There are lots of inner cities with very low criminal levels.

Get deeper into the links that the author of the blog cites.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:20 AM   #6
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There were 120 homicides in Tokyo 23 special wards in 2005, including accidental ones. Its population was about 84 million at that time, so the murder rate is 1.4.
Japan's national average is 0.5.

http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/...toukei_h17.pdf
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Old January 5th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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In Buenos Aires (not including greater buenos aires area), there were 130 murders in 2005, that's a rate of 4.30 per 100,000 people.

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The murder rate of Mexico City is 2.5

Here's an interesting article for those who maybe didn't believed me...
http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.co...fox-tells.html
I'm sorry but there's no way the murder rate in Mexico City is 2.5 per 100,000.
You misread that blog. It says 2.5 murders per day.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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the latest data i could find are from 2004.
the data are for the whole of the country,they do not separate it into districts bc of the small population
so....there were 5 homocides+premeditated murders in 2004 for a population of about 780,000.
there were also 3 failed attempts...
so it is a rate of about 0.64 per 100,000 pop.(i do not count the failed attempts)

forgot to say that the data are about cyprus...
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Old January 5th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #9
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Hamburg

population as of 31st Dec. 2005: 1.720.632

murders in 2005: 27

murder rate: 1.56

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Old January 5th, 2007, 07:40 PM   #10
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Hartford:

population: ~124,000
murders: 23
murder rate: 18.5

The metro average murder rate is around 3.3
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Old January 5th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #11
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San Francisco Murder rate 2005: 12.8 per 100,000 (96 murders)
San Francisco Murder rate 2006: 11.3 per 100,000 (85 murders)

SF's population is more or less 750,000. The numbers do not include justifiable homicides, people killed by police, or police that were killed in the line of duty.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #12
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Stockholm Metro in january - November 2006 : 57 (pop; around 1,8 million?)

december not included
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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #13
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In Buenos Aires (not including greater buenos aires area), there were 130 murders in 2005, that's a rate of 4.30 per 100,000 people.



I'm sorry but there's no way the murder rate in Mexico City is 2.5 per 100,000.
You misread that blog. It says 2.5 murders per day.
You're right. It's 2.5 per day so there's 912.5 murders a year, and rounding the population to 20 million it results in a murder rate of 4.50.

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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:02 PM   #14
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I'm not sure if there was one in this 143k city. The whole of the Netherlands (16 353 720) had 150, Amsterdam (740k) had 16 I think. I guess we're too busy earning money to reach a decent amount of homocides.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #15
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Columbus Ohio: Population (city) 730,000... 102 murders..that would be a 13.9 murder rate right? Not as bad as some American cities but appalling by most standards...including mine.

What is really sad is a breakdown of the murders. 52 of them(just more than half) were black men. Blacks only make up 25 percent of the population, so black men who make up only about 12.5 percent of the population, were over 50% of the murder victims.

That would mean among black males the rate would be nearly 100..among whites it would be about 10. Really sad and tragic.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if there was one in this 143k city. The whole of the Netherlands (16 353 720) had 150, Amsterdam (740k) had 16 I think. I guess we're too busy earning money to reach a decent amount of homocides.
offcourse one half is high and the other half is busy making money by growing and dealing drugs.. no time
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Old January 6th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #17
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Toronto is around 2.5 or so this year, down from 3.1 last year.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:16 AM   #18
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Jacksonville, Florida, USA, population, about 800,000 had about 156 murders with about 50% solved rate. That is in the 15-20/ 100,000 range.
Very upsetting. No, downright disgusting and unacceptable and embarassing.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #19
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in Bogota, Colombia de murder rate is around 20ish per 100k.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:27 AM   #20
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There were 120 homicides in Tokyo 23 special wards in 2005, including accidental ones. Its population was about 84 million at that time, so the murder rate is 1.4.
Japan's national average is 0.5.

http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp/...toukei_h17.pdf
As usual, Osaka tops Tokyo (and the rest of the nation) in crime
49 murders in a city of 2.64 million. So 1.856 per 100,000 is the murder rate in Osaka.

I wonder what the statistics look like for all of Osaka-fu?
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