Both popular and social science explanations of the decline of New York homicide
rates have focused on important social trends, particularly changes in drug markets and reductions in the population of offenders with the greatest propensity for homicide
and gun violence.
Firearms are used in almost 70 percent of all homicides
There is brinkmanship in any such contest, and homicides
by spouses of either sex m ay be considered the slips in this dangerous game.
in which the weapon used could be identified, 87 percent of black victims (200 out of 229) were killed with guns.
Data Table 3--"Murder Offenders by Age, Sex, and Race, 2012"
His last investigation was the day before Christmas 2006, when a man beating his live-in girlfriend was fatally stabbed by the woman's 17-year-old son -- a case ruled a justifiable homicide
To the horror of municipal officials, reformers, and other citizens, Chicago's conviction rate fell during the early twentieth century, even as the city's homicide
However, over the course of the first year of operation, the cold case detectives realized that bringing all of the department's homicide
investigators together to systematically identify cases that they thought would be solvable if time could be devoted to them would prove more fruitful.
Yet if there is one fact that has been incontestably established by homicide
studies, it's that murderers are not ordinary gun owners but extreme aberrants whose life histories include drug abuse, serious accidents, felonies, and irrational violence.
rate is nearly three times that of the United States, which is already one of the highest among Western nations.
According to the FBI, in 2008 there were 6,841 black homicide
victims in the U.
It also provides the Valley with an extra 50 officers to target the most violent areas, trains 5,000 officers in gang-suppression tactics and establishes a gang homicide
unit in South Los Angeles.