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Chicago Is NOT "The Murder Capital of the US"

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Crohnie, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Crohnie

    Crohnie Well-Known Member

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    As a Native Chicagoan, I'm really irritated at the media for ginning up this false story. Let me set the record straight.

    1. The number of murders in Chicago has fallen every year (except one) since 1992

    2. The number of murders in Chicago in 2013 was the lowest since 1965

    3. The number of murders in Chicago for the 1st quarter of 2014 is on track to be the lowest since 1958

    4. Among cities with over 75,000, Chicago's murder RATE ranks #42


    Numbers don't lie, but the media do. Do you see how powerful they are? The vast majority of Americans believe this without even bothering to check if it's true or not. The figures are easily available from multiple reputable sources online.
     
  2. Been Vapin

    Been Vapin Crushing it for years

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    Interesting website I was looking at earlier. Really breaks down Chicago's numbers.

    http://heyjackass.com
     
  3. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    I always thought it was Washington DC?
     
  4. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    I'm just glad they've gotten off Detroit's back, lol.
     
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  5. linux3214

    linux3214 Active Member

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    Right with you man. Detroit is my second home, after Oakland and the Bay.
     
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  6. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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  7. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    I blame the pin stripe suits & tommy guns on every street corner.
     

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