Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hamilton's Murder Rate in 2014

The year 2014 started with a bang for Hamilton homicides with three murders in the first nine days, followed by another in February. Since then nada (that I'm aware of). We're into August and if we make it until the end of the month murder free, that would be an annual average rate of six murders which I think is better than average for the city and slightly over one per hundred thousand of population.

Strange that after some rapid cold weather homicides that there's been none in the warmer months. Hot weather has been known to raise the murder rate in the US. This hasn't been the hottest spring or summer though.

Here's a post with a breakdown of Hamilton's four homicides in 2014.

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