The author of this email contacted me once again, and asked me to remove her email from the blog.
Honestly, I don't really understand why. I post business-related emails all the time, and I never mention anyone's full name.
In her original email (which I published), she simply asked me to post a link to her website... nothing more, nothing less. The email was completely innocuous.
However, despite my confusion with this whole situation, I've removed her email (as per her request).
In place of her email, she asked me to post a brief description of her website's infographic. (She wrote it herself. It's posted below her website's link).
Description of website-
The United States history is one of blood, murder, and mayhem. From the slaughter of the Native Americans, to slavery and immigrants, mafia killings, right down to your basic homicidal maniac. Between 1900 and 1910 accompanying an influx of immigrants, murder rates in the U.S. increased sixfold. By the end of prohibition and at the peak of the great depression the murder rate had increased to ten times what it was in 1900. Thankfully, during war time the homicide rates dropped again by the 50’s and seemed to be on a relatively low and even keel. The 60’s began at a slightly higher rate, but by 69 after all of the turmoil and public unrest following assassinations of MLK and Kennedy.
By the 70’s the homicide numbers were still growing. With monsters like Manson, Bundy, and others committing atrocities, the United States was seeing the highest number of homicides since its colonial days. The 80’s started out just as terrible, however the rates dropped slightly as the decade progressed. By the 90’s, the crime rate was still considerably high, yet midway through a sharp dropoff in homicides occurred. Having reached an all time high in 1991 before the sharp decline, the 2000’s notice a 40% drop in murder rates. These were the lowest rates in 35 years. It is the hope of most Americans that this trend continues.
One graph shows the likeliness of being a homicide victim by age group, sex, and ethnicity. Sadly, males under 25 who are African American are most often victims. However, anyone is at risk when it comes to being a victim, but with lower overall homicide rates, we can rest easier.
Our last graph illustrates the surge in homicides in large cities across the United States. We all hope these will not be an oncoming trend that keeps up the pace.