16 thousand murders in US, 90 thousand rapes, and yet only 42 executions?

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  1. kbolt

    kbolt New Member

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    Adults prosecuted 14,203,800
    Adults prosecuted (per capita) 48.029 per 1,000 people
    Assault victims 1.2%
    Assaults 2,238,480
    Assaults (per capita) 7.56923 per 1,000 people
    Believe in police efficiency 89%
    Bribe payers index 6.2
    Bribery victims 0.2%
    Burglaries 2,151,875
    Burglaries (per capita) 7.09996 per 1,000 people
    Car thefts 1,246,096
    Car thefts (per capita) 3.8795 per 1,000 people
    Drug offences 560.1 per 100,000 people
    Embezzlements 17,300
    Embezzlements (per capita) 0.0584985 per 1,000 people
    Executions 42 executions
    Executions (per capita) 0.229936 executions per 1 million
    Frauds 371,800
    Frauds (per capita) 1.25721 per 1,000 people
    Gun violence > Homicides > % homicides with firearms 39.5604
    Gun violence > Homicides > Firearm homicide rate > per 100,000 pop. 3.6
    Gun violence > Homicides > Non-firearm homicide rate > per 100,000 pop. 5.5
    Gun violence > Homicides > Overall homicide rate > per 100,000 pop. 9.1
    Illicit drugs
    world's largest consumer of cocaine (shipped from Colombia through Mexico and the Caribbean), Colombian heroin, and Mexican heroin and marijuana; major consumer of ecstasy and Mexican methamphetamine; minor consumer of high-quality Southeast Asian heroin; illicit producer of cannabis, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine; money-laundering center
    Jails 1,558
    Jails (per capita) 0.00526825 per 1,000 people
    Judges and Magistrates 29,023
    Judges and Magistrates (per capita) 0.0981389 per 1,000 people
    Murders 16,204
    Murders (per capita) 0.042802 per 1,000 people
    Murders committed by youths 8,226
    Murders committed by youths per capita 11
    Murders with firearms 9,369
    Murders with firearms (per capita) 0.0279271 per 1,000 people
    Perception of safety > Burglary 78%
    Perception of safety > Walking in dark 82%
    Police 941,139
    Prisoners 2,019,234 prisoners
    Prisoners > Female 8.5%
    Prisoners > Foreign prisoners 0.5%
    Prisoners > Per capita 715 per 100,000 people
    Prisoners > Pre-trial detainees 20%
    Prisoners > Share of prison capacity filled 0%
    Property crime victims 10%
    Rape victims 0.4%
    Rapes 95,136
    Rapes (per capita) 0.301318 per 1,000 people
    Reporting to police 52%
    Robberies 420,637
    Robberies (per capita) 1.38527 per 1,000 people
    Robbery victims 0.6%


    Total crime victims 21.1%
    Total crimes 11,877,218
    Total crimes (per capita) 80.0645 per 1,000 people


    Interesting facts on American Crime
    Russia has almost twice as many judges and magistrates as the United States. Meanwhile, the United States has 8 times as much crime.
    The United States puts 0.7 % of its population in Prison - a vastly higher percentage than any other nation.
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  2. SpazFreak1911

    SpazFreak1911 New Member

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    US 300million people russia 17 million so i dont see this as a huge problem we are a big country half the people in jail are prolly in there for drug reasons anyway
  3. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

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    crime like drugs is a business. Dont be fooled if you really wanted to curb crime we could do it. There are ways. But then look at all the police, da's lawyers, ect out of a job. Not to mention all the money that goes into building prisons, buying cars, guns, vest, uniforms, radios, handcuffs to pin up your girlfriend. You get the pic huh. OH what about all the insurance claims for damaged property and what about the loss of life? Funeral homes, hospitals for all the gun shot and knife victims. :mad::mad::mad::mad:
  4. Archie

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    Not mentioned in that murder number(s) is a good deal of the murders in the United States are the result of two criminals (mainly drug entrepreneurs) solving region of distribution and supply disputes.

    I'm not sure if those figures include killings in lawful self defense. I notice 'homicide' (which is simply any killing, for any reason, of a human) is not listed on that survey.

    Another pertinent stat in all this discussion is less than 5% of the population are responsible for over 85% of the crime in the United States.

    Caution: That figure is from my memory, albeit, it's close. That figure is a couple four or five years ago; but I'd bet it hasn't changed to any great extent.

    Oh! Did you all hear a federal three judge panel has ordered the People's Democratic Socialist Republic of California to release just over 40,000 state prisoners due to crowding? To his credit, Attorney General Jerry Brown is filing an appeal to prevent it.
  5. SpazFreak1911

    SpazFreak1911 New Member

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    Don't worry the governator will shoot them all
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