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FBI Crime Stats For 2010 Now Available

Posted in Government and Politics, Gun Rights by TeeJaw on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 11: 12 AM

FBI Crime report for 2010 is here.

The nation-wide violent crime rate fell 6.5% to 403.6 per 100,000 population and the overall murder rate declined 4.8% to 4.8/100,000. As usual, violent crime and murder are lowest in states with firearms freedom and highest in states with draconian firearm restrictions.

Overall the Western states, however, have the highest violent crime rate when compared broadly to the Northeast, Midwest and the South. That’s because it includes California and Arizona (lack of border control means high number of illegal alien criminals), and Alaska (lots of criminals seeking refuge in a land-wise large state with low population where law enforcement is often hours or even days away).

Within the statistics for the West are included Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Colorado — all states with relatively low violent crime and murder. Other states with very low crime are New Hampshire and Vermont. Those two have the most firearms freedom of all states, New Hampshire with minimal controls and Vermont with essentially none.

The District of Columbia and Chicago continue to be basket cases.

According to The Daily Finance the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the U.S. lie in the following zip codes, in order from the 1st to the 25th most dangerous: 60612, 44104, 89106, 89101, 30313, 19123, 30303, 20003, 37402, 37403, 37408, 28206, 38106, 29403, 29405, 40203, 40204, 76102, 76111, 76103, 27105, 30312, 60609, 38105, 44115, 77550, 30310, 64106, 45210, 32805, 32801.

This is not a list of the most dangerous zip codes, it is a list of zip codes in which lie some of the most dangerous neighborhoods. There may be other neighborhoods within one or more of these zip codes which are not considered to be among the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in the nation. Some zip codes cover several square miles so that a relatively safe neighborhood could share a zip code with a very dangerous one. I’d say that zip codes 60612 (Chicago) and 20003 (Washington D.C.) are not recommended if you’re looking to relocate, however. 90210 is still a good one, if a bit on the pricey side.

Your chances of becoming a crime victim in a year’s time in these neighborhoods range from 1 in 4 in the first most dangerous to 1 in 13 in the 25th most dangerous. For the methodology of how these determinations are made see The Daily Finance.


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  1. anthony said, on Monday, September 26, 2011, 12: 31 PM at 12:31 PM

    According to the statistics the crime rate has been on the decline but nobody mentions the differences that still exist when it comes to particular types of crime. For example, Toronto is usually described as a safe city to live in and it is true that the the overall crime rate in the GTA has been on the decline in the last few years. However, there still are differences when it comes to particular types of break-ins (apartment break-ins and break-ins to houses). According to the statistics the number of house break-ins increased between 2008 and 2009 in our city which is a clear signal that the increase or decrease in the crime rate can hardly be generalized.

  2. TeeJaw said, on Monday, September 26, 2011, 1: 58 PM at 1:58 PM

    It’s true that the crime rate for the entire nation, or a region, will gloss over upward spikes and extraordinary declines in particular cites and neighborhoods. The overall rate of murder for the entire nation being 5:100K certainly glosses over the much higher rate of 23:100K in the District of Columbia, for example. At least you have the comparison of a city or neighborhood with the national rate. Same for particular types of crimes. Nothing is perfect.

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