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Wednesday, 12 March 2008

OK, so I thought the town I grew up in was kind of messed up.  Here's the crime stats for my hometown (all stats from http://www.cityrating.com/):

 

Bemidji Crime Report
General Information: Violent vs. Property Crime Rate:
State: Minnesota (MN) Violent Crime Property Crime
City Population: 12,472
Murder: 2
Forcible Rape: 8
Robbery: 4
Aggravated Assault: 30
Burglary: 55
Larceny or Theft: 884
Car Theft: 57
Arson: 3
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
Zero values may indicate the data was not available. 44 996

Bemidji Violent Crime Rate per Capita:
Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault All Violent Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 2.10 times the National Average Is 1.77 times the National Average Is 0.15 times the National Average Is 0.66 times the National Average Is 0.59 times the National Average

Bemidji Property Crime Rate per Capita:
Burglary Larceny or Theft Car Theft Arson All Property Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 0.52 times the National Average Is 2.39 times the National Average Is 0.76 times the National Average Is 0.81 times the National Average Is 1.81 times the National Average

 

Here's the town where I live now:

Eden Prairie Crime Report
General Information: Violent vs. Property Crime Rate:
State: Minnesota (MN) Violent Crime Property Crime
City Population: 57,794
Murder: 0
Forcible Rape: 14
Robbery: 1
Aggravated Assault: 33
Burglary: 189
Larceny or Theft: 1,132
Car Theft: 46
Arson: 14
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
Zero values may indicate the data was not available. 48 1,367
Eden Prairie Violent Crime Rate per Capita:
Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault All Violent Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 0.00 times the National Average Is 0.67 times the National Average Is 0.01 times the National Average Is 0.16 times the National Average Is 0.14 times the National Average
Eden Prairie Property Crime Rate per Capita:
Burglary Larceny or Theft Car Theft Arson All Property Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 0.38 times the National Average Is 0.66 times the National Average Is 0.13 times the National Average Is 0.82 times the National Average Is 0.54 times the National Average

And here is Minneapolis, the biggest metropolitan area in the state;

General Information: Violent vs. Property Crime Rate:
State: Minnesota (MN) Violent Crime Property Crime
City Population: 378,602
Murder: 46
Forcible Rape: 384
Robbery: 2,192
Aggravated Assault: 1,895
Burglary: 4,482
Larceny or Theft: 12,404
Car Theft: 3,519
Arson: 249
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
Zero values may indicate the data was not available. 4,517 20,405
Minneapolis Violent Crime Rate per Capita:
Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault All Violent Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 1.59 times the National Average Is 2.79 times the National Average Is 2.64 times the National Average Is 1.38 times the National Average Is 2.00 times the National Average
Minneapolis Property Crime Rate per Capita:
Burglary Larceny or Theft Car Theft Arson All Property Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 1.39 times the National Average Is 1.10 times the National Average Is 1.55 times the National Average Is 2.22 times the National Average Is 1.22 times the National Average

 

But then, you have Brainerd, Karen's hometown.  It is about half-way between Minneapolis and my hometown:

Brainerd Crime Report
General Information: Violent vs. Property Crime Rate:
State: Minnesota (MN) Violent Crime Property Crime
City Population: 13,417
Murder: 0
Forcible Rape: 24
Robbery: 4
Aggravated Assault: 38
Burglary: 155
Larceny or Theft: 740
Car Theft: 57
Arson: 32
Data Source:
2003 FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement
Zero values may indicate the data was not available. 66 952
Brainerd Violent Crime Rate per Capita:
Murder Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault All Violent Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 0.00 times the National Average Is 4.92 times the National Average Is 0.14 times the National Average Is 0.78 times the National Average Is 0.82 times the National Average
Brainerd Property Crime Rate per Capita:
Burglary Larceny or Theft Car Theft Arson All Property Crime
National Local National Local National Local National Local National Local
Is 1.36 times the National Average Is 1.86 times the National Average Is 0.71 times the National Average Is 8.04 times the National Average Is 1.61 times the National Average

Holy Cow!  What's up with Brainerd?  There's a couple of prolific criminals with a hell of a scary psychological profile, is the only thing I can think of.
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 20:35:39 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [1] | #
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