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Response to Toronto (Reply #51)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:22 AM

69. The vast majority of murder victims do have criminal records.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-08-31-criminal-target_N.htm


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In Baltimore, about 91% of murder victims this year had criminal records, up from 74% a decade ago, police reported.

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Philadelphia police Capt. Ben Naish says the Baltimore numbers are "shocking." Philadelphia also has seen the number of victims with criminal pasts inch up to 75% this year from 71% in 2005.

In Milwaukee, local leaders created the homicide commission after a spike in violence led to a 39% increase in murders in 2005. The group compiled statistics on victims' criminal histories for the first time and found that 77% of homicide victims in the past two years had an average of nearly 12 arrests.

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In Newark, where three young friends with no apparent links to crime were executed Aug. 4, roughly 85% of victims killed in the first six months of this year had criminal records, on par with the percentage in 2005 but up from 81% last year, police statistics show

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More at link. Interesting article.


Criminology is a very well studied field, but for some strange reason the findings of that field are almost completely ignored by the rest of society. We tend to look to Hollywood for our information.

Street criminals are not exactly well known for being great family guys who are supporting a wife and kids.

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