Violence in Baltimore spikes

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the Baltimore’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings in the black American city.

“It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news … Read the rest

650 000 homicides in South Africa in 20 years!

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The SAPS stats confirm that towards the end of 2014, we will have had 650,000 homicides since 1994.

Here are the facts:

  • SAPS reports show 392,886 (56.65 per day) murders in last
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18 years of crime – counting the dead

Kevin_Kingby Kevin King

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With the release of the latest crime stats imminent, I’d like to recap what’s happened in the last 18 years in South Africa.

Homicide

Firstly, it’s interesting to note that the SAPS … Read the rest

Setting a new record: Chicago’s murder rate

With still a few days to go until the new year, 40-year-old Nathaniel T. Jackson became the five-hundredth person killed in Chicago, Illinois since the start of 2012.

In 2011, the city saw only 435 homicides.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy confirmed … Read the rest