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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #61
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23 or 24 murders in the city of Wilmington. Not good for a city with only 72,000 people. That works out to about 33 murders per 100,000 people.

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Old January 9th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #62
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Is that Zürich numbers or the entire nation?
Kanton Zurich, 1.2mio (it's about the same in pop as the agglomeration so I guess it would be about the same). But Wilmington is absolutly shocking Where is it?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #63
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I found this shocking number for Switzerland (7.4mio):
2000 – 2004: 381 killins, BUT 206 of them have been commeted by family members!

The chance that you are shot on the streets by a gangster or a stray bullet is very low, but beware of your parents and partners!!! There is a trend recently that especially family fathers confronted with a difficult situation erade the whole family before killing themselves. There were also cases of amuck - guys who have problem with the stress level in their work rush into the company and shoot everyone. At least it's not like in Germany or the US yet, where that happens at school!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #64
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according to Chile's Interior Ministry, in 2005, there were 301 homicides in Chile (total population of a little over 16million), giving it a rate of about 1.7 per 100k inhabitants, by far the lowest in Latin America.

according to America Economia magazine, the rate for Santiago was about 1.4/100,000 inhabitants.

Detroit had 402 killings, giving it a rate of 42.04/100,000 population (according to the FBI)
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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #65
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As for American cities I found this list on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

I could not find one for European cities. Did anyone find it?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #66
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Kanton Zurich, 1.2mio (it's about the same in pop as the agglomeration so I guess it would be about the same). But Wilmington is absolutly shocking Where is it?
Wilmington is in Delaware. Wilmington is in between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 03:57 PM   #67
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lots of blacks & latinos = high crime rate


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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #68
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Kanton Zurich, 1.2mio
Hmmm... if I had to pick two places safer than Denmark they would have been Iceland and Switzerland... what the heck are you guys doing - it seems so peaceful...
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:43 AM   #69
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according to whatever i have read mid west america is on hell of a place and st.loius 's murder rate can bring even rio to shame.why mid west is so ****ed up!
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #70
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I've found out the reason for this discrepancy: The LGA Melbourne is just the core of the urban area which we like to call "Melbourne". This LGA had just around 62.000 inhabitants in 2004 (maybe close to 70.000 in 2005). Source . To find out the murder rates and actually the population of what we call Melbourne, one has to combine the data of every suburb of Melbourne.
Right. Damn. CBS adding up every suburb.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #71
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Hmmm... if I had to pick two places safer than Denmark they would have been Iceland and Switzerland... what the heck are you guys doing - it seems so peaceful...
Smoke grass and eat chocolate - that's calming down the atmosphere

Seriously: probably it has something to do that we are a big middle class society (although there are a lot of extremly rich and poor but the majority lives quite well) and have a direct democracy system with a combination of social state and free market. Another example for our world-famous comprimising behaviour, probably the root for our national peace
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #72
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lots of blacks & latinos = high crime rate
Lot's of Anglo-Saxons = high crime rate?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...786945,00.html

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A UNITED Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.

England and Wales recorded the second highest number of violent assaults while Northern Ireland recorded the fewest.

The study, based on telephone interviews with victims of crime in 21 countries, found that more than 2,000 Scots were attacked every week, almost ten times the official police figures. They include non-sexual crimes of violence and serious assaults.

Violent crime has doubled in Scotland over the past 20 years and levels, per head of population, are now comparable with cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Tbilisi.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #73
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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
Isn't an accidental homicide called a manslaughter?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #74
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It depends. The federal statistics collected by the US government include "murder and non-negligent manslaughter." The stats I gave for Portland include that as well as "justified" killings by police officers.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:12 PM   #75
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Found these online of my homestate, Iowa (USA).

These are for 2005 rates per 100,000 for the urban areas(with population):

Cedar Rapids .... 245,529.... Rate... 0.4
Iowa City.... 137,950.... Rate... 0.7
Des Moines.... 513,940.... Rate... 1.2
Waterloo.... 162,564.... Rate... 0.6
Ames.... 80,727.... Rate... 0.0
Sioux City.... 143,872.... Rate... 1.4

This equals 9 homicides for the 1,284,582 people in Iowa's cities.

Neighboring States:

Omaha.... 808,810.... Rate... 4.1
Rochester.... 175,945.... Rate... 0.0
Lincoln.... 280,043.... Rate... 1.4
Grand Rapids.... 768,164.... Rate... 1.6
Appleton.... 214,153.... Rate... 0.9
Eau Claire.... 153,906.... Rate... 0.6
Madison.... 534,388.... Rate... 0.4
Wausau.... 128,363.... Rate... 0.0

Not too bad overall, around 25 homicides for 3,539,544 people ( I took out Omaha's rate since it was many times larger than the rest ). Of course I looked at a lot of medium sized cities in these states that were fairly safe, more on par with what I grew up around in Iowa.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:24 PM   #76
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probably it has something to do that we are a big middle class society (although there are a lot of extremly rich and poor but the majority lives quite well) and have a direct democracy system with a combination of social state and free market. Another example for our world-famous comprimising behaviour, probably the root for our national peace
I think you misunderstood me... I always thought it was lower than Denmark...

But I totally get what you're saying - and it works like that for us too...
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #77
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greater vancouver population (2.3 million) had around 50 murders, not too shabby, as for american cities i believe seattle is one of the safest metro areas (3.9 million) around 100 murders i believe
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Old January 10th, 2007, 11:09 PM   #78
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Mexico city: aprox: 1490 murders per month
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Old January 11th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #79
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Jardim Angela in the poor south of Sao Paulo has the highest murder rate in the world with 166,2/100.000!


A comparisment:

Class 1981


These ones are left in 2001!! The rest got murdered in the 20 years inbetween
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Old January 11th, 2007, 10:35 AM   #80
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thats ******* sad.
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