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Homicide Rates

Honduras on Pace for 10.7 Percent Decline in Homicide Rate

Marco Cáceres | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Everyone seems to have their own system for coming up with what classifies as a murder. As would be expected, the government's would be the most stringent, because it is in the government's interest to keep the numbers down.

This Country Has The Highest Murder Rate In The World

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

Everyone wants to live in a safe neighborhood. In many parts of the world, however, that's a luxury some people just don't have. A new report rele...

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

The Summer of Killer Dads

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 09.28.2013 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

We spend far more time worrying about international terrorism than we do about terror within American homes, and we debate the rights of the unborn as we ignore the horrors facing many of the newly born and completely defenseless.

Gun Makers See No Problem Selling for Self-Defense and Allowing Sales to Criminals

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Dana Radcliffe

Gun violence constitutes one of the gravest assaults on law and order. Since every individual and institution has a stake in efforts to alleviate this problem, then surely all of us -- including (especially) the companies that manufacture the guns -- have a solemn civic duty to support those efforts.

Americans Don't Know About A Major Shift In Gun Crimes

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The U.S. gun homicide rate has dropped sharply in the past 20 years, but few Americans are aware of the decline, according to a Pew poll released this...

Those 'Most Dangerous' Articles About Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

Making the number of homicides the only determinant of how dangerous a city is is rather absurd.

Why Our Homicide Rates Are The Highest Of Any Advanced Industrialized Country: It's Not Just About Guns

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 04.27.2013 | Crime
Myriam Miedzian

Here in the U.S. where we have minimal family support, providing easy access to guns, including assault weapons to millions of angry, depressed, desensitized young boys and men is a bit like throwing lit matches into a gasoline tank.

We Must Reduce the Number of Crime Victims in Detroit

Gary A. Brown | Posted 03.30.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

I am concerned that there are not sufficient strategies in place to reduce the number of crime victims in Detroit and change the perception that Detroit is not a safe city. In my view, there are 10 strategies to achieve the goal.

11 U.S. Cities With Double-Digit Rates Of Gun Homicides

www.takepart.com | Posted 01.25.2013 | Impact

In the weeks since the December 14, 2012, massacre of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut, gun violence has been among the media’s mo...

No More Newtowns

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Let's not allow mental illness to be further stigmatized by events like the Newtown tragedy, nor to distract us from the solutions that are closer at hand. It's a lot faster, easier, and cheaper to reduce the number of assault weapons in circulation.

Imagine Living in a World Without Violence or the Connecticut Massacre

Tio Hardiman | Posted 12.17.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

The Connecticut Massacre should serve as the tipping point to start a serious dialogue across the nation regarding sensible gun control laws and treating violent behavior as a public health issue. We have to create a vision without violence sooner rather than later.

Don't Ignore the Evidence: Stand Your Ground Is Bad for Florida

David Hemenway, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2013 | Miami
David Hemenway, Ph.D.

Have Stand Your Ground laws had some beneficial impact by allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves? The evidence doesn't show that. The Task Force meeting this month should seriously examine the scientific evidence. Lives depend on it.

Unemployment and the United States Homicide Rate

Tio Hardiman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

High levels of violence have impacted the entire world over the last century. As a matter of fact, all you have to do is turn on the daily news and yo...

WATCH: A Cure For Inner-City Violence?

Posted 11.30.2011 | Crime

Finding a way to end gang violence is as easy as offering gang members a "way out." At least according to David Kennedy, author of "Don't Shoot" an...

NYC, Chicago Tally Lowest Homicide Rate In Decades

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chicago and New York are about to close out 2007 with the lowest number of homicides in more than 40 years, while cities such as Baltimore, Atlanta an...