Simply living in one of these 10 US cities is more dangerous than being a cop


The police want you to believe that their lives are constantly in jeopardy, so that when they shoot unarmed people, we will all understand that they were reasonably afraid for their lives.

However, the numbers simply do not support this claim.

In Kansas City, Missouri, in 2013, there were 21 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2013, there were 21 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Oakland, California, in 2013, there were 22 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2013, there were 24 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Birmingham, Alabama, in 2013, there were 30 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Baltimore, Maryland, in 2013, there were 37 murders per 100,000 residents.

In St. Louis, Missouri, in 2013, there were 38 murders per 100,000 residents.

In Newark, New Jersey, in 2013, there were 40 murders per 100,000 residents.

In New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2013, there were 41 murders per 100,000 residents.

And in Detroit, Michigan, in 2013, there were 45 murders per 100,000 residents.

Out of roughly 780,000 law enforcement officers employed in the United States, in 2013, only 38 officers were murdered.

In 2014, out of roughly 780,000 officers, only 59 were murdered.

Sources:

These are the major US cities with the highest murder rates

Officer Down Memorial Page

Bureau of Labor Statistics

4 thoughts on “Simply living in one of these 10 US cities is more dangerous than being a cop

  1. In fact, it’s less than twice as likely for police officers to be killed than one of the rest of us 316,128,839 people (2013) living in the U.S. I’d bet this means that those of us living in cities are at the same risk of being murdered as police officers generally. But figure it out for yourself if you like. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/tables/1tabledatadecoverviewpdf/table_1_crime_in_the_united_states_by_volume_and_rate_per_100000_inhabitants_1994-2013.xls

  2. This is a comparisson of the murder rates in the most dangerous cities to the murder rates of cops nationwide. Like comparing apples and oranges. You are skewing statistics to get the desired result. To be fair, the comparrison should be the ratio of total number of murders nationwide and total number of residents compared to the ratio of cop murders compared to the number of cops nationwide. Or the ratio of murders in a specific city compared to cop murders in the same city. I doubt you will be able to find the data on that. I had trouble finding data on cops in a specific city. To put it in perspective, in 2012, 12,087 people in the US were murdered and there were 313.9 million residents. This means that .003% of US residents were murdered. If the ratio is consistent to 2014, compared to the .008% of cops that were murdered, it is nearly three times as dangerous to be a cop than a resident in the US.

  3. Thanks for your good work! I remember a day when people trusted each other, life was much better. Somehow we must replicate that society. The openness you support is a step in that direction.

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