until other social issues are fixed first
Originally posted by jhn7537
reply to post by cosmicexplorer
Take it from me, I live here in Chicago, there are MANY areas that I wouldn't consider going to even in the day time with cops all around me... South-West sides of Chicago are like Mogadishu...And sadly, a lot of the crime spills over from the crap neighborhoods to the nice "safe" neighborhoods.... The strict gun laws here do NOTHING... Sad truth to the current debacle we're facing here...
The strict gun laws here do NOTHING... Sad truth to the current debacle we're facing here...
Originally posted by CosmicCitizen
500 murders (most with guns) in the most restrictive gun controlled city (in America) proves that GUN CONTROL does Not work. I appreciate that something has to be done in Chicago to stop the gun violence. Gang bangers are not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they sought to secure the right to keep and bear arms for citizens who would be a civilian militia. If the government is planning on rounding up citizens and collecting guns then why dont they start and finish with the criminals?
The US is just a nation of warriors...I mean many of our ancestors revolted against a government or had the balls to migrate and take a huge risk...our genes are aggressive and it multiplies as we feed off each other...idk it has advantages and disadvantages.
Starting in 2005, New York City achieved the lowest crime rate among the ten largest cities in the United States. Since 1991, the city has seen a continuous fifteen-year trend of decreasing crime. Neighborhoods that were once considered dangerous are now much safer. Violent crime in the city has dropped by three quarters in the twelve years ending in 2005 with the murder rate at its lowest then level since 1963 with 539 murders that year, for a murder rate of 6.58 per 100,000 people, compared to 2,245 murders in 1990. In 2009, the low would be displaced. Among the 182 U.S. cities with populations of more than 100,000, New York City ranked 136th in overall crime.
As of December 31, 2007 New York City had 494 reported homicides, down from 596 homicides in 2006. This marked the first year since 1963 (when crime statistics were starting to be published) that this total was fewer than 500.
In 2008, there were 523 reported murders, a 5.2% rise from the previous year.
In 2009 the murder rate was recorded at an almost fifty-year low at 466. This was more than a 10% decline from the previous year, and the lowest count during the period that crime statistics have been recorded.
Slayings drop by nearly 20 percent from this time last year. Shootings fall to their lowest point in 18 years
Bloomberg compared New York’s murder rate — the lowest rate per 100,000 residents amongst the 25 most populated cities — to other famous cities in the country.
The murder rate in the city plunged to a record low this year — and the number of shootings plummeted to their lowest point in 18 years, officials said.
As of Friday, there were 414 homicides investigated since the beginning of the year — about 19% less than the 471 killings reported at the same time in 2011.
It was the lowest number of murders since cops began keeping a reliable log of homicides in 1963.
“That’s a blessing,” said Isitro Bennito, manager of Bagels and Beyond in Gravesend, Brooklyn.
“The murder rate is dropping and that’s great news.”