Thursday, September 17, 2015

From the Mailroom...

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).

http://www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com/us-homicide-trends/

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.

42 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I took a quick glance at this website.
It looks pretty interesting and well done, so I figured I'd give the woman a plug.

Peace...

MrPoirot said...

Gun ownership is at an all time high.

starship said...

Very interesting. I heard the stats people say that in NYC, when the crime rate was at it's highest in the 1970s, that it really had nowhere else to go except down. Barring the collapse of civilization as we know it.

TomG said...

Americans killing other Americans isn't all that troubling. That's what they do. They don't know any better. Guns God and Low IQ and by the way, we are the Exceptional Ones.

The problem is when they cross oceans to kill people. Keep it amongst yourselves.

MrPoirot said...

TomG you are a total idiot. Look at those statistics. See any correlation between very high gun ownership stats and low murder rates? Why can't you see the nose on your stupid liberal face?

TomG said...

That's a little harsh MrPoirot. I'm all for you killing each other. Should they give life imprisonment to the Manson girls. NO! Give them a gold star. Make statues of them in your parks.

It is a violent, hedonistic and immoral culture. The sooner it implodes, the better for all peace loving people everywhere.

MrPoirot said...

TomG the reason this country is fucked up is because we have too many fucked up liberals like you.

Gun ownership is up. Murder rates went down. So guess what the stupid fucked up Liberal wants to do? They want to get rid of guns. Inverse Liberal logic.
TomG why don't you just go to Alaska and rename another mountain and shut the fuck up.

sunset77 said...

Crime statistics? Do these statistics clearly enumerate the number, point of acquisition, and type of mind altering drugs taken by people that commit bizarre murders and/or suicides? As far as I'm concerned, if they don't, they should.

I just happened to read about the case yesterday of Matthew Skalitzky, 40. He cut his mom's head off with a sword last Friday. "Joseph Skalitzky, in an interview with police, said his son had recently stopped taking his prescribed medications after reading “negative comments” about the drugs online but had resumed taking them two days before the killing."

I've said it before and I'm going to keep right on saying it every time there's another discussion about the "motive" in these type of cases. It's not Batman, women, guns, helter skelter, or any other of the delusions that come out of the mouths of the people that do these things, it's the effect of the mind altering drugs they have taken, either illicit or "medicinal".

The Effects of Bath Salts

TomG said...

Well, I can't argue with any of that. Point on logic. But I don't get the mountain in Alaska part.

Few people know that Sarah Heath, now Sarah Palin, was the point guard of the Wasilla High School team that won an Alaskan State basketball championship.

I'd name a mountain after Sarah. And then shut the fuck up.

MrPoirot said...

You don't get the mountain in Alaska part??? Tom there is a helluva lot more than that which you don't get.

TomG said...

Your just a witty one line zinger after another.

How about this......the Manson girls are historical figures who defined a generation and had the balls to stand up to their nation's military reach for empire.

And your a dude who posts on blogs. With a little bear or some thing as a pic.

grimtraveller said...

TomG said...


"And your a dude who posts on blogs. With a little bear or some thing as a pic"


Koalas, despite the fact that kids everywhere know them as koala bears, aren't actually bears. They're just koalas.

TomG said...

Your Avatar looks like a crack addict. Not that I'm judging, but only want to know who I enter a conversation wif.

MrPoirot said...

I would respond to you TomG but I am too stunned at the moment. I've just found out I'm just a Koala.

TomG said...

Let me ast you all a question. And I don't mean to be disrespectful.

Who travels halfway across the world to impose their will on other people?

Is it Iran or Russia or Korea? No. It's the USA.

And I know you believe in boogiemen. Whoever Fox News tells you to hate, you hate. Nobody hates better and more deeply than an American television watcher. Everybody is evil, except the white guy.

If your a family man in Iran and watch Donald Trump in the debates, do you feel comfortable with that?

MrPoirot said...

TomG do you remember reading about the Muslims who travelled halfway across the world on 9/11/01 and killed 3000 Americans in one day in about two hours in attacks in three different US states? It was an unprovoked attack. That was Al Queda who committed those attacks. You don't hear about Al Queda anymore do you? That particular Muslim army is basically non existent today. They used to be a trained force of over 100,000 men.

Then in November 2008 America suffered the second Muslim attack when Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States by a bunch of stupid traitorous liberals like you.

TomG said...

Wow

Unprovoked. As they did it on their own for no reason...

Barack Obama, who ended two no win wars, brought the Dow Jones from 7,000 to 18,000, got unemployment to 5%, passed Affordable Care, Gay Marriagae is legalized, but white people hate him because he isn't one of them.

Which is stupid, superstitious, nationalistic and violent.

katie8753 said...

Tom, AFFORDABLE????? Define AFFORDABLE!! That "Affordable Health Care" scam is the biggest joke since one-hour martinizing and the Dewey Decimal System. It's only "affordable" to illegal aliens and bums that don't work so the taxpayers can shell out for their coverage. And with a $5000 deductible, you might as well not have insurance. That starts over every year.

And talk to the people in the oil and gas business who are busy looking for jobs since that went bust!

Finally, your hero just signed away our children's future with that stupid Iran deal. I can't wait to see him gone.

TomG said...

Ms Katie. He is a great President. Not as great as Bill Clinton, but great. Your
clouded by your Texan fear of people who aren't like you. White Supremecy Lite.

The alternative to the Iran deal? Since you did such a bang up job in Iraq. Imagine going to war with a country that has an army?

TomG said...

Why has the USA lost every military conflict since WWII? Because when the other side fights back, they leave, On the high end, you have psychopaths who will go into law enforcement. On the low end, you have losers that will hold cans for donations outside the supermarket.

katie8753 said...

Tom, what does that even mean???? Are you saying Hitler didn't fight back??

katie8753 said...

And I take offense to the comment that all law enforcement are psychopaths. That's absolutely untrue!

MrPoirot said...

TomG I had assumed all along that you were homosexual. That would explain your hate of America.

TomG said...

What sort of person still says homosexual, as a disqualifier from discussion?

Mrstormsurge said...

Tom, govt unemployment stats of 5% is a lie. The number of unemployed is 93,000,000 plus and the %age of adults who can work but have no job is at its lowest since the late 1970s. Unemployment has gotten worse over the last 7 years. The govt unemployment rate was changed in how it is calculated to exclude people who stop looking for work or who've been out of work too long. Google labor participation rate. I twas changed to make politicians look better and to hide the actual truth. We have more people on welfare nd food stamps now than 7 years ago too. Not signs of a resurging economy.

TomG said...

Well I don't even know what to say.

Where I live, the economy is booming. There are trucks and excavators on every block. Homes being built by Hispanics, by the way. If they are legal, I don't know. You can't hire an American because they are lazy, stupid and drug addicted. You have no choice but to hire an immigrant, who are disciplined and skilled and want to make money.

katie8753 said...

Trucks and excavators on every block? Tom, where do you live? In a sinkhole?

sunset77 said...
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grimtraveller said...

TomG said...

"Your Avatar looks like a crack addict. Not that I'm judging, but only want to know who I enter a conversation wif"


I'm still chuckling at that one. I've known a number of crackheads and believe me, I look a lot healthier than any of them while 'cracking'!
As it happens, my avatar is a self portrait I took because I'd accidentally ripped my T shirt and I thought it looked kind of interesting and I knew it was never going to be worn again as I was going to chuck it so.....

Josh Bratt said...

Mr Poirot is either crudely sarcastic or has just outed himself as colossal bigot with a tiny brain.....either way, his opinion dropped about a million notches...
Just Saying
What's up Lynyrd!!!!!
;)

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

JOSH!!!

Great to see you Brother!
Hope all is well with you!

Kimchi said...

JOSH!!!!

The Valley awaits us!

katie8753 said...

Wow! The Valley of the Dolls????

Josh Bratt said...

I can't wait Kimchi!!!! We will find it too!!! Get some shovels and 4x4 and it's done. Come with Katie and we can leave you there, doll.
;)

katie8753 said...

Shovels?? Maybe I better just stay here. LOL.

Mrstormsurge said...

A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. But you gotta do it right. I mean, you gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Otherwise, you're talking about a half-hour to forty-five minutes worth of digging. And who knows who's gonna come along in that time? Pretty soon, you gotta dig a few more holes. You could be there all freakin' night.

katie8753 said...

STORMY!!! So true!!! HA HA HA!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi Stormsurge!

That's a quote from the movie "Casino" isn't it?

It sounds so familiar...

katie8753 said...

Hmmm........

katie8753 said...

Lynyrd are you saying it's okay for Josh to say they would leave me in the desert?

Josh Bratt said...

Maybe he's only saying it's reasonable.....
I've associated with some that have maps and thoughts on placement of certain treasures.....I need shovel for that, not Katie. :)
I won't bury you, doll. I just meant ditch you out there and give you some time to walk, meander and think about life. Give you some peace :)
PEACE
;)

Kimchi said...

"The Valley of Death I will find you, all is one all is one all is none"...

Josh, we don't want to bury, we want to uncover!

Katie, no worries, I don't think you'd like it out there....although it reminds me of some parts of TexASS, except it has mountains, water, and different scenery, not all plain and flat...