Saturday, November 24, 2007

Major Blue-State Cities Still More Deadly for Americans than Baghdad

The New York Times reports New York City is on track to have fewer than 500 homicides this year, by far the lowest number in a 12-month period since reliable Police Department statistics became available in 1963.
But within the city’s official crime statistics is a figure that may be even more striking: so far, with roughly half the killings analyzed, only 35 were found to be committed by strangers, a microscopic statistic in a city of more than 8.2 million.
Total number of U.S. military deaths in Iraq last year was around 800 ... and that is a total for the whole country.

While I am not one to talk about setting performance "benchmarks" for a Democrat controlled government that has haughtily done the same for Iraqis, perhaps it is time, however, to issue blue-state city-dwellers body-armor and side arms.



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