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    Violent Crime Fell in 2008, F.B.I. Report Says

    The F.B.I. data released Monday showed that 23.3 percent of murder victims were slain by family members, and 54.7 percent were killed by acquaintances, while only 22 percent were murdered by strangers. Of last year’s homicides, 9,484 involved firearms, 6,755 of which were handguns, the F.B.I. said.

    In each of the four violent crime offenses, the 2008 rates were down from 2007. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter dropped 3.9 percent; aggravated assault declined 2.5 percent; forcible rape declined 1.6 percent; and robbery was down 0.7 percent. The figures are based on offenses per 100,000 people
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/us...ml?_r=1&ref=us

    Good news!

    I'm surprised that only 22% of the murders are commited by strangers! That's quite interesting.

    Unfortunately they can't really explain the reason of the decreasing violence

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    Re: Violent Crime Fell in 2008, F.B.I. Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/15/us...ml?_r=1&ref=us

    Good news!

    I'm surprised that only 22% of the murders are commited by strangers! That's quite interesting.

    Unfortunately they can't really explain the reason of the decreasing violence
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    Re: Violent Crime Fell in 2008, F.B.I. Report Says

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    I'm surprised that only 22% of the murders are commited by strangers! That's quite interesting.





    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    Unfortunately they can't really explain the reason of the decreasing violence
    Murder Offenders
    by Age, Sex, and Race,


    2007
    Total 17,040
    % Dist. 100.0

    Sex
    Male 10,975
    % Dist. 64.4

    Female 1,206
    % Dist. 7.1

    Unknown 4,859
    % Dist. 28.5



    Race
    White 5,278
    % Dist. 31.0

    Black 6,463
    % Dist. 37.9

    Other 245
    % Dist. 1.4

    Unknown 5,054
    % Dist. 29.7
    Expanded Homicide Data Table 3 - Crime in the United States 2007



    2008
    Total 16,277
    % Dist. 100.0

    Sex
    Male 10,568
    % Dist. 64.9

    Female 1,176
    % Dist. 7.2

    Unknown 4,533
    % Dist. 27.8



    Race
    White 5,334
    % Dist. 32.8

    Black 5,943
    % Dist. 36.5

    Other 273
    % Dist. 1.7

    Unknown 4,727
    % Dist. 29.0
    Expanded Homicide Data Table 3 - Crime in the United States 2008

    White and Other Murder offenders up.
    Black and Unknown Murder offenders down.

    Hmmm?
    Maybe it has some correlation with one group feeling better because of whom was running for Election
    Last edited by Coolguy; 09-14-09 at 09:20 PM.

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