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Putting London's "Soaring" Homicide Rate In Perspective
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:45:35 AM »
On a U.S. scale though, and when comparing to the biggest cities there, this rate is low - lower than any of the 50 largest in the country, in fact. San Diego is the safest of the major U.S. cities, with a homicide rate of 2.2. New York had a rate of 3.4 in 2017. Looking to the top of the list, Baltimore has an astonishing rate of 55.8.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-05-09/putting-londons-soaring-homicide-rate-perspective
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Re: Putting London's "Soaring" Homicide Rate In Perspective
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 05:15:32 PM »
And Toronto is at 1.4 per 100,000.

Hmm...

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Re: Putting London's "Soaring" Homicide Rate In Perspective
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 05:53:31 PM »
More or Less, the BBC radio show/podcast for statistics nerds has had at least one, perhaps two, episodes about this

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Re: Putting London's "Soaring" Homicide Rate In Perspective
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 07:08:07 PM »
Yeah, stay out of Baltimore.  And Durham. 

Here's a related article I ran across a few days ago.

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Anniston, the most violent city in Alabama, also ranks as the most violent in the United States.

The Most Dangerous City in Every State

https://247wallst.com/special-report/2018/05/08/the-most-dangerous-city-in-every-state-2/2/

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Re: Putting London's "Soaring" Homicide Rate In Perspective
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 07:17:45 AM »
The trend matters as much as the rate because ultimately the trend points to where rates will be unless there is some counteracting force. The budget cuts eventually end up causing crime epidemics. As criminals get away with criminal activity it emboldens more criminal activity.
https://www.london.gov.uk/press-releases/mayoral/budget-confirms-110m-for-met-police
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In recent years, the Met Police have had to find roughly 600m of savings and the Mayor has found a further 150million of savings since he took office. This has led to the loss of a third of police staff posts, which are down from 14,330 to 9,985, as well as two-thirds of police community support officer (PSCO) posts, which are down from 4,607 to 1,591. In addition, there are now 114 fewer police station front counters and 120 fewer police buildings.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/4969204/theresa-may-slashes-413million-from-police-budget-after-vowing-to-protect-cops/
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THERESA May has secretly slashed 413million from the police budget - despite vowing to protect cops, it's been revealed.

The shocking figures were released on the eve of the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget speech, which he'll deliver at the House of Commons today

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/20/theresa-may-accused-of-misleading-public-over-extra-police-funding
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Theresa May has been officially rebuked for misleading MPs and the public over false claims that the government is providing an extra 450m in funding to local police forces in 2018/19.

The chair of the UK Statistics Authority, Sir David Norgrove, ruled on Tuesday that the claim made by May repeatedly at prime minister’s questions last month “could have led the public to conclude incorrectly” that the government was providing an extra 450m for police spending over the next financial year.
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