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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...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston#Crime



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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