PRIVACY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

PRIVACY CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

As reported by Lauren Galik of ” Policy.Mic”:

There has been a lot of media attention recently focusing on Chicago’s 2013 murder rate, and for good reason. In the first six days of 2013, 12 people were murdered in the city. At a rate of two murders per day, this puts Chicago on a pace for 730 murders for the 2013 year. Compare that with 2012, where there were 506 murders in the city, or 18.7 murders for every 100,000 citizens. While these numbers are certainly alarming, the number of murders for every 100,000 citizens is significantly lower in Chicago when compared to a number of American cities. In fact, Chicago doesn’t even come close to making the cut for being one of America’s 10 deadliest cities in 2012.

1. Flint, Michigan’s homicide rate far exceeded its competitors, making it America’s deadliest city of 2012, 66 murders, or 64.9 murders for every 100,000 citizens.

2. Detroit, Michigan, 386 murders in 2012, 54.6 murders for every 100,000 citizens in 2012.

3. New Orleans, Louisiana, 193 murders in 2012, 53.5 for every 100,000 citizens.

4. St. LouisMissouri, 113 murders in 2012, 35.5 murders for every 100,000 citizens.

5. Baltimore, Maryland, 217 murders in 2012, 35 murders for every 100,000 citizens.

6: Birmingham, Alabama, 72 murders in 2012, or 33.7 murders for every 100,000 citizens

7. Newark, New Jersey, murders in 2012, or 33.1 murders for every 100,000 citizens

8: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 67 murders in 2012, or 28.9 for every 100,000 citizens.

9: Cleveland, Ohio, 97 murders in 2012, or 24.6 murders for every 100,000 citizens.

10. Memphis, Tennessee, 157 people murdered in 2012, 24.1 murders for every 100,000 citizens.

What does this have to do with you? Nothing if you do not get on the wrong side of someone, are not stalked by a waco, harassed by an x, pursued by disgruntled business partners or any one of a number of reasons you may value your privacy.

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