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12.31.2005

How You'll Be Murdered In New York City, 2005 Edition


Let's see... You'll be shot in Brooklyn by a friend or acquaintance between 4 pm and midnight over a drug-related dispute. Both you and your killer have prior arrest records and you're both black.

Don't worry, the same statistics show it's pretty unlikely you'll be asphyxiated by an Asian, female relative over 60 years old in Staten Island between 8 am and 4 pm concerning a sexual assault.

3 Comments:

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Ivan said...

I'm surprised they don't mention income level. Conditional probabilities would also be nice, rather than single variables.

Middle class whitey hipster in brooklyn, etc.

The murder rate is much lower than it used to be right? What do you think it would be if pot were as easily available as beer?

 
At 12:37 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

The Streets has a good rap about the pot vs. beer issue. Much lower, is the likely answer.

 
At 1:06 PM, Blogger joŇ°ko said...

I thought it was curious that "Hispanic" was treated as a race, where it's almost always not (e.g. the census).

 

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