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Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be



Time to revisit this. Every time a new shooting occurs and someone starts a thread about, people will respond that crime is out of control. I did this about a year ago, but since the 2011 stats have been released, I'm going to update to a 3 year comparable instead of a 2 year comparable.


In 2009, Baton Rouge had 75 murders, in 2010 they had 69 murders, and in 2011 they had 56 murders for a total of 200 murders over that 3 year period.

Even though the number of murders has dropped each of the last 2 years, (34% since 2009), the outrage over this perceived explosion of violent crime and how Baton Rouge has turned into a war zone is the talk of the town and gives the media something to write about. Katrina is blamed for this because Baton Rouge was basically Mayberry before that storm made landfall


Well, I did some looking because I know that crime in Baton Rouge has really always been like this, at least for the last 20 years or so. So if your opinion is that Baton Rouge is the Baghdad of the U.S, then the reality is that it was that way 20 years ago.

So with that said, the earliest detailed crime stats that I could find on-line where from 1993 to 1995.

Surely, the number of murders back then was going to be no where near what they are now.

Well, here are the numbers:

1993 to 1994

1995



1993: 74
1994: 64
1995: 69


That is a total of 207 murders from 93 to 95 compared to the 200 murders from the last 3 years


Baton Rouge is now a war zone


What about rapes?


2011: 43
2010: 58
2009: 57

Total: 158


1993: 177
1994: 180
1995: 173

Total: 530



Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, cause they are raping everybody out here



Robberies?


2011: 642
2010: 953
2009: 1,138

Total: 2,733


1993: 1866
1994: 1470
1995: 1394

Total: 4,730




Auto Theft?

2011: 369
2010: 699
2009: 948

Total: 2,016


1993: 4,006
1994: 4,498
1995: 3,283

Total: 11,787




Burglaries?


2011: 3149
2010: 3973
2009: 4269

Total: 11,391


1993: 7543
1994: 5354
1995: 5164

Total: 18,061




Aggravated Assaults?


2011: 1091
2010: 1473
2009: 1558

Total: 4,122


1993: 4705
1994: 3837
1995: 4919

Total: 13,461




Larceny-thefts?


2011: 5997
2010: 7836
2009: 8457

Total: 22,290


1993: 18156
1994: 16439
1995: 15796

Total: 50,391




So thanks to the internet, people can now share their personal crime stories with complete strangers, which gives the perception that Baton Rouge is a war zone, no one is safe, and the best course of action is to move as far away as you can. Yeah, some years are better than others, but that is just the crime wave roller coaster we are all riding on







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SPEEDY
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Forgot to add, Baton Rouge population for comparison sake during those time periods



1994: 226,595
2010: 229,553






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flip82lsu
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be




it's weird how all I hear is how much "Bigger" the city got after katrina, but it seems pretty normal to me.




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TigerBait1127
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


i think people are more worried about where some of these took place.





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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


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Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


In other words, it's the same shithole it's been for 20 years essentially.






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cheese99
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


wow





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nosaj56
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


so BR has barely grown since 94? I guess the surrounding areas have grown more than that though





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Placebeaux
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


The rape stat. Women are obviously giving it away a lot easier now days.





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Chesapeake
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Impressive stats Speedy.

Any idea how these stats compare to NOLA? I only ask because I moved to BR a few years ago and every now and then I only hear about big time shootings and whatnot.






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Jimbeaux
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Excellent post!

Well said!






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F machine
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Well, I definitely didn't expect crime to have dropped, but there it is. Like you said, I guess it has to do with the internet letting people actually get their story out.





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LSU1018
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


The reason rapes have gone down is bc girls are more willing now! It just seems like crime is up now bc with all the social media and Internet, you find out about it instantly





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Placebeaux
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quote:

1994: 226,595 2010: 229,553


I thought Baton Rouge gained about 50k in population after katrina?






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LSUTygerFan
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


quote:

What about rapes?


2011: 43
2010: 58
2009: 57

Total: 158


1993: 177
1994: 180
1995: 173

Total: 530


quote:

In 2009, Baton Rouge had 75 murders, in 2010 they had 69 murders, and in 2011 they had 56 murders for a total of 200 murders over that 3 year period.




So, the solution to the crime problem is for women to put out more?






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USMCTiger03
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


I'm not reading all that shite.





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TigerstuckinMS
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


quote:

I thought Baton Rouge gained about 50k in population after katrina?


Yeah, but they got murdered.






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CitizenX
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


SPEEDY....

What would shootings fall under?






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notiger1997
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Come on man. Let the sheep keeping running around scared. It's more fun that way.





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CaptainsWafer
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re: Lets revisit the misconception that B.R is a more violent city than it use to be


Bookmarked for future use.


Well done Speedy.






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