America’s Rap Sheet: Has Crime Ever Been Worse in America?

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America’s Rap Sheet: Has crime ever been worse in America?

You hear about the worst of the worst, the shooting sprees, the psychopaths, but how is day to day crime in America?

Currently:

Over 14,700 people are killed by homicide in the US every year:

Profile of who is killed:[2]
Mostly males–
11,370–male
3,240–female
Race doesn’t seem to matter–
6,830–white
7,380–black
And from 18-34 you’re a prime target
12-17:665
18-24:3680
25-34:3850
35-49:3260
50-64:1710
65+:700

Most non-negligent homicides by city:

New York 515
Chicago 431
Detroit 344
Philadelphia 324
Los Angeles 297
New Orleans 200
Houston 198
Baltimore 196
Dallas 133
Memphis 117
Phoenix 116
St. Louis 113
Washington D.C. 108
Kansas City, Mo. 108
Oakland, Calif. 104

Ranking,what types of communities have the highest homicide rate:[2]

  1. Large City, 500,000+
  2. Large City, 100,000-499,999
  3. Suburban Areas
  4. Rural areas
  5. Small cities, -99,000

Half of all homicides involve handguns.
1/5 Other firearm
1/5 Knife or blunt object
1/10 Other

Homicide rates peaked in the early 80′s and 90′s and have been falling since.

A Majority of Rapes are Unreported

Almost 1/5 women will experience an attempted or completed rape in any given year.[3]
And nearly 1/20 men.

Perpetrator stats:
38% were friends or acquaintances
28% raped to intimidate
26% were strangers
7% were relatives

Though the rate of reported rape has declined 60% from 1993, the US still has the 6th highest reported rape rate in the world:
[#country, number of rapes by 100,000 people]

  1. Lesotho: 91.6
  2. Trinidad and Tobago: 58.4
  3. Sweden: 53.2
  4. Korea: 33.7
  5. New Zealand: 30.9
  6. US: 28.6

Location:
30.9%–perpetrator’s home
26.6%–victim’s home
10.1%–perp and victim’s shared home
7.2%–at a party
7.2%–in a vehicle
3.6%–outdoors
2.2%–In a bar

1/400 Americans were assaulted last year[4]

By Weapon Type:
Firearm: 21.77%
Knives, cutting instruments: 18.1%
Other Weapons: 32.6%
Personal weapons: 26.8%

1/33 Americans were robbed or burglarized last year.
Including: Forcible Robbery
Aggravated Burglary
Larceny theft
and vehicle theft

Most dangerous metro areas:

  1. Flint, Mich.
  2. 62 murders per 100,000 people
    106 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    662 robberies per 100,000 people

  3. Detroit, Mich.
  4. 55 murders per 100,000 people
    62 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    685 robberies per 100,000 people

  5. Oakland, Calif.
  6. 32 murders per 100,000 people
    68 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    1,086 robberies per 100,000 people

  7. Bridgeport, Conn.
  8. 15 murders per 100,000 people
    266 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    415 robberies per 100,000 people

  9. New Orleans, La.
  10. 53 murders per 100,000 people
    37 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    293 robberies per 100,000 people

  11. Cleveland, Ohio
  12. 21 murders per 100,000 people
    92 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    826 robberies per 100,000 people

  13. St. Louis, Mo.
  14. 35 murders per 100,000 people
    62 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    558 robberies per 100,000 people

  15. Jackson, Miss.
  16. 36 murders per 100,000 people
    77 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    454 robberies per 100,000 people

  17. Baltimore, Md.
  18. 35 murders per 100,000 people
    51 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    576 robberies per 100,000 people

  19. Newark, N.J.
  20. 34 murders per 100,000 people
    20 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    708 robberies per 100,000 people

  21. Birmingham, Ala.
  22. 31 murders per 100,000 people
    71 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    461 robberies per 100,000 people

  23. Philadelphia, Pa.
  24. 22 murders per 100,000 people
    57 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    519 robberies per 100,000 people

  25. Memphis, Tenn.
  26. 20 murders per 100,000 people
    63 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    514 robberies per 100,000 people

  27. Little Rock, Ark.
  28. 23 murders per 100,000 people
    70 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    412 robberies per 100,000 people

  29. Baton Rouge, La.
  30. 29 murders per 100,000 people
    28 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    446 robberies per 100,000 people

  31. Cincinnati, Ohio
  32. 16 murders per 100,000 people
    63 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    582 robberies per 100,000 people

  33. Stockton, Calif.
  34. 24 murders per 100,000 people
    30 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    520 robberies per 100,000 people

  35. Buffalo, N.Y.
  36. 18 murders per 100,000 people
    53 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    529 robberies per 100,000 people

  37. Dayton, Ohio
  38. 17 murders per 100,000 people
    79 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    445 robberies per 100,000 people

  39. New Haven, Conn.
  40. 13 murders per 100,000 people
    42 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    650 robberies per 100,000 people

  41. Kansas City, Mo.
  42. 23 murders per 100,000 people
    53 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    355 robberies per 100,000 people

  43. Minneapolis, Minn.
  44. 10 murders per 100,000 people
    103 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    440 robberies per 100,000 people

  45. Atlanta, Ga.
  46. 19 murders per 100,000 people
    26 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    521 robberies per 100,000 people

  47. Hartford, Conn.
  48. 18 murders per 100,000 people
    22 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    511 robberies per 100,000 people

  49. Milwaukee, Wis.
  50. 15 murders per 100,000 people
    38 forcible rapes per 100,000 people
    505 robberies per 100,000 people

Creating huge costs for taxpayers.

Crime’s not as bad as it was 20 years ago, but it’s still dangerous out there. Say hello to crime in America.

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Citations:

  1. http://www.businessinsider.com/cities-with-the-most-murders-per-the-ucr-2012-10
  2. http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hus11.pdf
  3. http://www.statisticbrain.com/rape-statistics/
  4. http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm
  5. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/22tabledatadecpdf/table_22_aggravated_assault_by_state_types_of_weapons_2012.xls
  6. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/6tabledatadec.pdf
  7. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/04/the-blackwhite-marijuana-arrest-gap-in-nine-charts/
  8. http://www.rand.org/jie/centers/quality-policing/cost-of-crime.html
  9. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/preliminary-annual-uniform-crime-report-january-december-2012/tables/table-4/view

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