The recent post on Safety generated some interesting points. snarky did some research and I appreciate the help. QCI mentioned that he thought things were a lot worse in Phoenix. Then ghost entered and said I might as well give up on the crime and post about cars fulltime. As I commented there, I’m not real good at quitting. So I went back and added Des Moines to snarky’s orginal work and the following is the result.
In 2005, murders per 100,000 people Phoenix leads with 15, followed by Davenport with 7.1, then Des Moines with 2.6; the national average is 6.9
Rapes per 100,000 surprised me, Des Moines leads with 56.38, then Davenport with 54.68, the Phoenix with 36.35; national average is 6.9; national average is 32.2.
Robbery per 100,000- Phoenix had 289, followed by Davenport with 275,4, then Des Moines with 150.7; national average is 195.4; national average 340.1.
Aggravated Assault per 100,000- Davenport had 1002.5, Des Moines had 419.8, and Phoenix had 388.8; national average 340.1.
Now, while I know QCI has a problem with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, I still think his methods work. The numbers don’t support the statement that crime is worse in Phoenix, and I’ll say it again, Sheriff Arpaio is doing something.
These figures, and charts can be found on the area connect webpages listed below.
Davenport/Des Moines page
Say what you will, we need to get a grip on this crime problem. Post what you want, I’ll be in and out all week end again. I’ll close with a statement from Tony Blair I recieved via e-mail-
Thought for the day: In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair’s words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America, he said: “A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in… And how many want out.” Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.