Tuesday, June 07, 2005

New York City: Shangra La?

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It's no longer easy to be murdered in New York City. When I lived there, it still topped the list, just behind Detroit and another hotspot or two.

The city released its 2004 crime index numbers yesterday, and crime is down 4 percent from last year. According to the city, New York ranks 221st out of 240 cities nationwide in the crime index.

Selected Murder Rates

NYC: 7 per 100,000 people
Los Angeles: 13.5 per 100,000 people
Chicago: 14.5 per 100,000 people
Philadelphia: 22.1 per 100,000 people
Detroit: 41.5 per 100,000 people

Seattle: 4.5 per 100,000 people


1 comment:

El Snoozo said...

The only thing that I've wanted with these stats is the frquency of "attempted" violent crime.

The reason being is that, are less people being killed because they are being helped medically? Has our medical technology gotten better to prevent deaths.

I would assume it isn't just based on the jump in percent from NYC to Detroit...I would assume it's economics..NYC has really grown, even since I've moved away. Times Square is a perfect reflection of the city's turn around.