reply to post by My_Reality
Well, those are some interesting stats there. Let me play a little too. 25 Homicides in 48 hours.... 12.5 per day on average for those two days.
That's just one city of a multitude of large ones and countless smaller ones. As I mentioned, if extrapolated, it's over 4,500 homicides per year.
So... You figure 25 in two days is a small thing and irrelevant, statistically speaking. I absolutely disagree...but let me explain why. That always
According to stats kept by the F.B.I., in 2011 there were 12,664 total murders in the United States. Thats across all 50 states, territories and
possessions which the FBI tracks stats on for it's
Criminal Justice Information System
. It works out to just 34 per day, 365 days a year for that average.
So... Out of 300 million..since population figures are one you want to use, 34 per day is the norm in a recent year. In this 2 day period, in just
under 19 million of those 300+ Million, they managed to pull roughly 1/3 of the ENTIRE national average for the same time period.
If that isn't a set of numbers to take some notice on, what is the number you'd care about? 20 per day? 50 per day? 100? If a city already blows the
averages and starts to actually measure to the NATIONAL average all by itself? I'd say they had a real real bad couple days, to say the very
Additionally, this wasn't Chicago where murder is getting to be a regular sport for the locals. This is New York City. Recall that number from the OP
piece. 25 in 2 days. 12.5 per day for that period.
414 Homicides in ’12 Is a Record Low for New York
That comes to 1.13 per day, to stay solid on stats. Which means, their recent bad murder spree accounted for 6% of their entire 2012 yearly murder
rate ...in just 2 days.
New York even had a much happier record here recently.
No murders in NYC over 9 days amid frigid temps
Now that's amazing for that same population of millions, eh?
All in all, despite the approach of 'nothing to see here', I'd say this was quite significant and the crime stats from both the New York City
Government and the FBI national crime tracking statistics both support it in real loud terms, as it happens. Prior to checking for this reply, I
hadn't realized just HOW bad the numbers this thread was based on, really were.