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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 06:25 PM
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15. Houston?
Edited on Sat Nov-20-10 06:25 PM by safeinOhio
Being in Texas, it should one of the lowest in the country. I'm not sure what the current rate is but...

Houston's murder rate ranked 46th of U.S. cities with a population over 250,000 in 2005 (per capita rate of 16.3 murders per 100,000 population).<157> The city's murder rate was ranked in 2005 to be 3rd among U.S. cities with a population of over 1,000,000. This ranking could be higher as KHOU-TV found the Houston Police Department under-counted 2005 homicides; counting two more would have bumped up the rate to second place.<158> While nonviolent crime in the city dropped by 2 percent in 2005 compared to 2004, homicides rose by 23.5 percent.<159> Since 2005, Houston has experienced a significant rise in crime, which the Houston Police Department partly attributed to an influx of people from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.<160> After Katrina, Houston's murder rate increased 70 percent in November and December 2005 compared to levels in 2004. The city recorded 336 murders in 2005,<159> compared to 272 in 2004.<161> Houston's homicide rate per 100,000 residents increased from 16.33 in 2005 to 17.24 in 2006.<162> The number of murders in the city increased to 379 in 2006.<159> The Times-Picayune disputed that Katrina evacuees were to blame for the rise in crime, citing statistics that crime was rising in Houston before their arrival.<163> City officials claimed that though the majority of evacuees were law-abiding citizens, and noted that Houston's population swelled by 10 percent "virtually overnight," reducing the ratio of police officers to citizens.<164> A 2010 study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice also disputed the assertion that Katrina Evacuees were the cause of rising crime in Houston around the mid-to-late 2000s, and instead pointed out factors such as growing population, rising unemployment, and decreased police patrol.<165> :sarcasm:
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  -El Paso, Texas where there are more guns than people. Pop:600,000. 10 months into 2010, 2 murders lawodevolution  Nov-20-10 02:05 PM   #0 
  - Two guns were murdered by people?  HopeHoops   Nov-20-10 02:06 PM   #1 
  - I thought there were three murders. There might be one in november  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 02:09 PM   #2 
  - Do you have a point?  kestrel91316   Nov-20-10 02:11 PM   #3 
  - Yes, you can't blame guns on rate of violence.  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-20-10 02:16 PM   #5 
  - Maybe you can  DeadEyeDyck   Nov-25-10 03:38 PM   #38 
  - The point seems fairly obvious.  cleanhippie   Nov-20-10 04:28 PM   #10 
  - There was just one maniac in the White House while 3,000  Lint Head   Nov-20-10 02:35 PM   #6 
  - You're going to have to unwrap that a bit for some of us to get your point. n/t  PavePusher   Nov-20-10 05:34 PM   #14 
     - He appears to be a MIHOP conspiracy theorist.  GreenStormCloud   Nov-21-10 07:11 PM   #28 
        - Ah, I should have recognised the tin-foil hat.... n/t  PavePusher   Nov-21-10 09:18 PM   #29 
  - And there may be more Ford F-150 pick-up trucks than Dodge Durangos  matt819   Nov-20-10 02:44 PM   #7 
  - I never said the rate of gun ownership is at fault for the difference in crime rate  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 09:32 PM   #20 
  - I don't know that I can entirely agree with you wrt underlying cause  Euromutt   Nov-22-10 07:04 PM   #30 
  - what would you expect him to say?  DeadEyeDyck   Nov-25-10 03:59 PM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-20-10 03:19 PM   #8 
  - Liar?  cleanhippie   Nov-20-10 04:29 PM   #11 
  - The article is from November 5, 2010, not May ...  spin   Nov-20-10 05:16 PM   #12 
  - Looks like November 5, 2010 to me  Eagle_Eye   Nov-20-10 05:29 PM   #13 
  - Something in the water  Celtic Raven   Nov-20-10 04:25 PM   #9 
  - Houston?  safeinOhio   Nov-20-10 06:25 PM   #15 
  - Wait, you mean Houston, one of the areas of Texas with the strongest gun control in tx  lawodevolution   Nov-21-10 12:35 AM   #24 
  - Although it is interesting that there is LI in the  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 08:44 PM   #17 
  - Yeah, I've seen that hypothesis as well. "It's in the water!"  SteveM   Nov-29-10 03:41 PM   #40 
  - Widen the geography just a little.  sharesunited   Nov-20-10 08:29 PM   #16 
     - Widen the geography to include gun free Nigeria  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 09:01 PM   #18 
     - I favor machete control in Nigeria.  sharesunited   Nov-20-10 09:12 PM   #19 
        - Yes your psychosis and phobias sound familiar  lawodevolution   Nov-20-10 11:11 PM   #23 
        - People kill people - sound familiar?  Optical.Catalyst   Nov-21-10 06:51 AM   #26 
        - Iklwa  one-eyed fat man   Nov-21-10 08:47 AM   #27 
        - Machete control.  Straw Man   Nov-24-10 01:17 AM   #35 
        - Umm, umm, umm. Just OCEANS of prohibition as yet unexplored.  SteveM   Nov-29-10 03:43 PM   #41 
     - Killeen is quite a distance from El Paso NT  RSillsbee   Nov-20-10 09:42 PM   #21 
     - Is it my fault that Texas is so big? Texas law and gun regs apply. Why cherry pick El Paso?  sharesunited   Nov-20-10 09:50 PM   #22 
        - If your solution isn't feasible (and your's isn't)  RSillsbee   Nov-21-10 03:25 AM   #25 
        - Ummm, maybe because El Paso right now is in the news for being the safest large city in America?  benEzra   Nov-23-10 04:29 PM   #32 
           - Unpossible!!! Blood... Everywhere!!! With all of those guns! The place must be chest deep blood!!  Glassunion   Nov-23-10 05:22 PM   #33 
              - I'm personally scared to death that San Diego will become  jazzhound   Nov-24-10 12:31 AM   #34 
              - Impressive, too, considering the arid climate.  SteveM   Nov-29-10 03:45 PM   #42 
                 - There is a solution for that.  Glassunion   Dec-01-10 02:25 PM   #43 
     - Or you could widen it much less than that, and include Ciudad Juarez  slackmaster   Nov-22-10 07:50 PM   #31 
     - Someone should have reported him to the Department of Pre-Crime  Kennah   Nov-24-10 06:57 PM   #36 
     - IOW, "let me move the goal posts...again." EPIC FAIL on your part  cleanhippie   Nov-24-10 07:28 PM   #37 

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