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Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:19 AM

 

How Many People Have Been Shot Near You This Year?

How Many People Have Been Shot Near You This Year?

An interactive map of American gun violence.

Every day, 30 Americans die in gun homicides. Another 200 are injured by bullets. These incidents of gun violence are recorded in every corner of the country. Including yours.


http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-deaths-interactive-map-2015/

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Reply How Many People Have Been Shot Near You This Year? (Original post)
workinclasszero Dec 2015 OP
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treestar Dec 2015 #1
mopinko Dec 2015 #2
frazzled Dec 2015 #18
mopinko Dec 2015 #24
yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #28
newfie11 Dec 2015 #3
Buzz Clik Dec 2015 #5
newfie11 Dec 2015 #9
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2015 #25
ileus Dec 2015 #4
pintobean Dec 2015 #6
Chan790 Dec 2015 #20
pintobean Dec 2015 #23
workinclasszero Dec 2015 #7
abelenkpe Dec 2015 #8
bluedigger Dec 2015 #10
GGJohn Dec 2015 #11
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Major Nikon Dec 2015 #12
SamKnause Dec 2015 #13
Glimmer of Hope Dec 2015 #14
sorefeet Dec 2015 #15
Chan790 Dec 2015 #22
sorefeet Dec 2015 #29
meaculpa2011 Dec 2015 #16
yeoman6987 Dec 2015 #31
Igel Dec 2015 #17
Chan790 Dec 2015 #19
kiva Dec 2015 #21
840high Dec 2015 #26
hobbit709 Dec 2015 #27
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2015 #30
OilemFirchen Dec 2015 #32
tencats Dec 2015 #33
B2G Dec 2015 #34
Eleanors38 Dec 2015 #35
Wellstone ruled Dec 2015 #36
NaturalHigh Dec 2015 #37
kwassa Dec 2015 #38
Decoy of Fenris Dec 2015 #39
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2015 #40
mainer Dec 2015 #41

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:20 AM

1. 3

though the city is not far away and that is where the bulk of them are.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:24 AM

2. 22. 6 fatal.

and i live in one of the better neighborhoods in chicago. but not far from a couple of pockets of poverty and crapola.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:44 AM

18. Check the actual pinpoints: this map is not accurate

I live in Chicago too. I clicked on one of the pins that is placed at the north side of Wacker and North Wells, and it says the shooting took place at the 3700 block of South Wells--which is probably at least 6 miles away. A second pin was placed at Canal and Washington Streets (which would be about 400 block West Washington), but the data says the shooting took place on the 5100 block of West Washington, on the far west side, many miles away).

The pins are wildly inaccurate when you look at them more closely. The one shooting that was fatal in my general vicinity (and which is accurate) is one I heard about--at a restaurant-nightclub that has since been shut down.

I read my alderman's weekly e-newsletter, as well as my neighborhood assn emails--so I would probably be aware of any fatal shootings in my immediate neighborhood.



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Response to frazzled (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 01:54 PM

24. i knew about at least half of them.

my alderman does talk much about it. there is a neighborhood message board, tho, that loves to talk about it.
been a couple of car bombings too.

there is apparently a gang boundary running through the hood. way north side.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:26 PM

28. 1 and they were from out of town

 

Fighting over a food order. I kid you not.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:28 AM

3. Zero

But I live very rural in SD Black Hiils.
Out of curiosity I looked up the last shooting death in Fall River County SD. It was 2012 when a man shot a woman. Don't know any more.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:32 AM

5. Rocky Raccoon doesn't count?

 

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:40 AM

9. Lol

Ricky's probably safe but Bambi's parents aren't right now.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:05 PM

25. I don't think the stats go back to 1968

but good of you to remember dear departed Rocky.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:32 AM

4. None, there have been six one county over.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:38 AM

6. A shit ton

 

for the area, two within a mile.

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Response to pintobean (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:49 AM

20. Sheeeeit, Man. Where are you?

 

I want to avoid your neck of the woods. I assumed major city from the map but the town-names all sound like bumble-fsck and there is no major city named that I can see.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 12:05 PM

23. St. Louis

 

We seem to be in the running for top murder rate this year, a title we haven't held since the 90s.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:38 AM

7. There have been

 

two near us.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:39 AM

8. 18

Damn LA what's up?

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:48 AM

10. None.

But I live out of town a few miles. Hundreds of prairie dogs have met their demise, though. A couple friends ran the app and scored in the low 40's. New Orleans.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:50 AM

11. None,

but then I live out in the country.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 10:52 AM

12. 2

Many

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:23 AM

13. 4 fatal within a 20 mile radius.

14.48 miles is the nearest one.

I live in Seaman, Ohio.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:29 AM

14. 66: 18 fatal and 48 non-fatal

All within one mile.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:32 AM

15. One. Well known right wing

radical, 73 years old gun nut. Living in his kids back yard in a tent. Prepper, survivalist. Went in his house with his gun to tell his son to turn down the music. Son tells him to leave and pops shoots him close range in the face. Pops will never ever see freedom again.

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Response to sorefeet (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:52 AM

22. Fatal?

 

I assume so but people have survived being shot in the face before (It's why professional killers double-tap head-shots.) and at age 73, even an assault with weapon conviction is functionally a life-sentence.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:26 PM

29. Very fatal, his son

was 35 with 3 kids. The old man was a radical and has wanted to kill someone all his life. He expected it to be ISIS or some immigrant. He didn't plan on it being his son. Yes it will be a life sentence.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:32 AM

16. None, but a neighbor stabbed her mother to death with a kitchen knife. n/t

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Response to meaculpa2011 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:30 PM

31. Those nasty kitchen knives

 

I literally cut myself today cutting celery for macaroni salad for our Christmas party tonight. Ugh! Ban those suckers and have everyone eat the entire stock of celery.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:35 AM

17. A few fairly nearby.

Mostly accidental if they're very nearby. Kids with guns in a neighborhood where stats keep telling me gun ownership should be very low. Mostly minority single-family residences. There's a spike not far from me in single-residence low-income public-assistance housing. I was surprised to see that the shooting rate was that high. I'm not going to share this with my wife.

This all tells me that the stats are probably really wrong--when you look at demographics about gun ownership, illegal firearms aren't always reported, those owned by teens and adult children at home aren't always acknowledged. Stats are only as good as their assumptions, and one assumption is honesty. We cite them, as do everybody else, uncritically when they support our already-held views.

A decent percentage were police shootings in a primarily minority area. Most of the time there are at least two deaths. One by the hands of the policeman. One by the hands of the guy (usually) the policeman killed. Most are black or Latino. Most are in apt. complexes or at bars/clubs. I keep waiting for a movement to protest their deaths, but that's internal and therefore it's inappropriate to mention the problem.

Houston is fairly racially and economically segregated. You cross a certain street lined with businesses and that map suddenly shows nearly no shootings, accidental, homicidal, or police. It shows some, but if you click on the tack to see the address you find that the address doesn't match the tack. Database error. One side is minority (black or Latino) with larger families, low-ed/low-income (the two are closely correlated, as are income and family size).

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

19. 4, 1 fatal--a failed murder-suicide. n/t

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 11:51 AM

21. 8 in a 1 mile radius

4 fatal.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:13 PM

26. 1 - not fatal.

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:16 PM

27. According to that, none.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:29 PM

30. 3 dead 1 wounded

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:35 PM

32. From my address:

There have been 12 shootings within a 1-mile radius of this point in the past year, 1 fatal and 11 non-fatal. The closest shooting was 0.17 miles away.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:44 PM

33. Gadzooks!

Results on my current location.

There have been 43 shootings within a 1-mile radius of this point in the past year, 6 fatal and 37 non-fatal. The closest shooting was 0.28 miles away.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 02:50 PM

34. 1 killed. Domestic violence. nt

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 03:00 PM

35. None around here. What's with this urban gun violence where guns aren't needed?

 


I thought it was sort of OK to have guns in rural areas, but not in cities as the latter weren't needed.

Ve-l-l-l-y interesting, but contradictory.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 03:27 PM

36. Las Vegas and Clark County,

 

The last we heard and that was two days ago,126 classified as Homicides,no idea as to the number of wounded that survived. Ninety nine percent are in and around the Las Vegas City,Boulder Hwy,and a couple of blocks either side of the Strip. The closest to us was about six miles away and that was a domestic. So damn many drug deals that go south,and it usually involves African Americans against African Americans as well as Hispanic against Hispanic. The local Powers That Be,will never admit to this. And the real alarming thing is the number of suicides,we are in the top two areas of occurrences. I have said this before,great retirement area for Desert Living,you just stay the hell away from the Casinos.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 05:33 PM

37. One just last night - a burglar who broke into a county prosecutor's home.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:03 PM

38. 3 fatal within 2 miles, no non-fatal.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:07 PM

39. None where I live in the past year.

I live in a fairly gun-heavy area, too. Lots of hunting and competitive shooting.

ON EDIT: Nearest gun death to me is over twenty miles away during a burglary. The thief shot and killed the homeowner in their sleep.

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:13 PM

40. One non fatal in past year

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Sat Dec 12, 2015, 06:15 PM

41. Not accurate. It lists only one shooting in my area.

when I know there were several suicides by gun within a 20-mile radius in the past year.

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