GUN Holy shit, Houston crime numbers

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  1. Ford4Life

    Ford4Life Guest

    Watching a story on Fox News about a gun shop owner telling residents to get a CCW because of the Katrina evacuees.

    John Gibson, an anchor on Fox, did some research and the crime rate in Houston is up 25% since the Katrina people came in. The police suspect that the Katrina scumbags are responsible for 20% of that increase. Of the 250k that came in, 120k are suspected to be involved in local crime.

    Dayum! :eek3:
     
  2. reman

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    damn!
     
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    Remember statistics are mostly crap. From the other houston crime thread on the first page of this forum:

    Katrina evacuees are suspects or victims in 59 of Houston's 262 homicides between Jan. 1 and Aug. 26.

    Earlier this month, the FBI reported that violent crime in Houston jumped 2.4 percent last year, slightly above the national figure of 2.3 percent.


    One sounds like the world is ending, the other makes you think there is virtually no impact.
     
  4. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Katrina got me into guns, too.
     
  5. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    The FBI only reports on crimes that are known to the police, they don't account for what is known as "the dark figure of crime." I'm not saying that the other one does, but it could be a possible factor in the discrepancy.
     
  6. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    bull fucking shit :rofl:
     

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