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Nashville murder rate drops to 37 year low

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http://www.police.nashville.org/news/media/2005/01/01.htm

January 1, 2005

Chief Ronal Serpas today announced that murder in Nashville dropped to a 37-year low in 2004.

Fifty-eight persons were murdered in Nashville last year. That is the lowest total since 1967, when 58 persons were the victims of homicide, and is a 19.4% drop from 2003

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I believe that Chief Serpas is doing a wonderful job. Also the new police station on the North side were a lot of Nashville's crime take place has help the rate also. I have to say that the police presents in Nashville is very high, I cant drive down a road with out seein atleast 5police cars. Good Job Serpas and the MPD...

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Serpas' traffic enforcement rules are a bit insane, I got a $40 ticket for not having my light on at dusk and for not changing my address. A bit rediculous since my address is temporary and i still consider my permenant address at another location...

I'm also not buying that he's the reason murders are down.

But its good to note lower murder rates.

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The murder rate has drop but I wish they would catch this west-side attacker.

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That's good news.

I always wonder too though how much drops like that can be attributed to good police work, or other factors--like the aging population, the declining popularity of crack, etc.

I've read both sides of the issue, so who knows.

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That's good news.

I always wonder too though how much drops like that can be attributed to good police work, or other factors--like the aging population, the declining popularity of crack, etc.

I've read both sides of the issue, so who knows.

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Here are the stats since 1990:

1990 - 66

1991 - 89

1992 - 89

1993 - 85

1994 - 73

1995 - 105

1996 - 91

1997 - 112

1998 - 97

1999 - 68

2000 - 74

2001 - 66

2002 - 65

2003 - 72

2004 - 58

There is definately a downward trend in murders over the past 7 years....so you decide why.

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Who knows?

Crack use peaked in 1997?

The police became more effectively proactive beginning in 1998?

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Who knows?

Crack use peaked in 1997?

The police became more effectively proactive beginning in 1998?

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Lol...yeah, exactly. It seems to vary quite a bit...we'll see if the numbers are in the 40's or 50's at the end of this year or the 60's or 70's...

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There are 12,000 gun murders in the USA every year as opposed to less than 10 in Canada and Canada has more guns! Go figure.

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Canada has more guns? They have 2 million registered guns...Tennessee alone has 500,000 members of the NRA...I'm sure that rest of the south has similar numbers. I doubt that they have more guns.

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I agree, it seems unlikely that Canada would have more guns than a nation of nearly 300 million people who possess the right, and more than enough reasons, to own them. I have a BB rifle (for dogs posing legitimate threats to my cats) and one helluva water cannon (for canoe trips).

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