Wednesday, July 11, 2018

POLICE | Rate of Fatal Shootings, Large U.S. Cities

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July 11, 2018 – There's a company called Priceonomics that works with organizations that collect data to analyze the information.

Their latest release is a table showing the rate of fatal shootings relative to the population of major cities in the United States, during the years 2000 and 2018.*

New York City has the lowest rate, 0.2 deaths per 100,000 population. St Louis has the highest rate, 36.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

The St Louis rate is 181 times bigger.

A big hand for the NYPD, and for former Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who managed the changes in the Department that led to the low NYC death rate, along with the gun control laws.

And congratulations to the various groups along the way that have helped in the effort to improve gun safety, such as Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the United States. John Feinblatt, the organization's president, was part of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration, serving as NYC's criminal justice coordinator. In 2010 Feinblatt was appointed the Mayor’s chief policy advisor. Previously he was founding director of the Center for Court Innovation and the founding director of Midtown Community Court.**


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