246 homicides through September 26, 2015, September 2015 homicides up 39% from the same month in 2014 and 52% YTD over the previous year. (non-fatal shooting are up 80% over 2014)
For the year, the 246 homicides recorded through Sept. 26 put Baltimore dangerously close to the record pace of 1993, when 353 people were victims of homicide. The fact that the spike occurred after April 19 bodes even worse: Before the unrest following the Gray arrest, Baltimore had recorded 65 homicides for the year. A four-decade high of 42 homicides in May was topped in July when 45 people were killed in homicides, making Baltimore the second deadliest city in America on a per capita basis, trailing only St. Louis.
486 homicides YTD [184 Black - 38%, 212 Latino - 44%, 61 White - 13%, 20 Asian - 4%]
Here are some graphics by the LA Times that show more detail.
New York City.
208 YTD up 9% over YTD 2014
351 YTD up 54% over YTD 2014
Here is the data for the some of the largest U.S. cities:
|Kansas City, Mo.||45||54||20%|
|Year-to-date time periods range from Aug. 11 to Aug. 31.|
|Source: City police departments|
By The New York Times
Can anyone please tell me what the common denominator is for these cities?
Milwaukee: Democrat or Socialist controlled since 1908
St Louis: Democrat controlled since 1953
Baltimore: Democrat controlled since 1967
Washington D.C.: Democrat controlled since 1961 Last Republican 1883.
New Orleans: Democrat controlled since 1936 Last Republican 1872.
Chicago: Democrat controlled since 1931
Kansas City, MO: Democrat controlled since 1930 except for 1 Republican mayor
Dallas: Democrat Controlled since 1987 except for 1 term Republican
New York City: Aside from the 8 years of Mayor Giuliani, it has been Democrat controlled since
1946 [Michael Bloomberg changed from Dem to Rep to get elected, then back to
Dem to stay elected.]
Philadelphia: Democrat controlled since 1952
Do you notice any patterns?
According to Albert Einstein the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
It is not difficult to conclude that the citizens of these cities are indeed insane.