A Tale of Three Cities

Posted by Al Hathaway Friday, August 21, 2015

Baltimore has surpassed New York City in homicides

Baltimore has surpassed New York City in homicides this year
Baltimore has surpassed New York City for homicides this year. 
New York peaked with 2,245 homicides in 1990, but that number has been 
tumbling and hit a historic low in 2014, with 328. 
Baltimore saw a peak of 353 killings in1993, and recorded 211 homicides in 2014.
Adjusted for population, Baltimore's murder rate through 
Aug. 19 is 34 per 100,000 people, while New York's is so far this year 2.5 per 100,000. If New York had Baltimore's murder rate, it would have seen 2,874 killings already this year.
Chicago has seen the most killings of any city, with 284. 
With 2.7 million people, Chicago's homicide rate is about 10.4 per 100,000 people so far this year.
Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore SunI'm shocked that we are living in an era when life seemingly has little value. To think Baltimore, New York and Chicago are trumpeting murder rates as a measure is depressing. The violence in America is alarming. The rate of murder, suicides, and deaths from drug overdoses, if taken together would reflect a level of violence that exceeds any totals from wars and international conflicts. Unless America faces up to it violent nature and begins to adapt and instill moral and human values into its public life, we are doomed by the tremendous weight of families impacted by loved ones who lives have been senselessly lost forever. Those scars will never be removed from the psyche of our citizens and impacts us all.I'm looking at my copy of the "Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire." If the rate of deaths from violence is not curtailed, we may be witnessing the rise and fall of America.

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