[ExI] [wta-talk] LA Times: Unlimited space for untold sorrow

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Wed Feb 6 04:31:27 UTC 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 7:49 PM, Emlyn wrote:
> Oooh, and btw, 1000 homicides per year in LA County? Some data I
> scratched up, admittedly old (1994, [1]) says that there were 332
> homicides in Australia that year, total. wtf? There are about 10
> million people in LA County now; in 1994, there were at least 16
> million in Australia (iirc, counting on fingers & toes). What is going
> on over there?

Los Angeles is rife with gangs that deal in drug trafficking.  The  
large majority of homicides in Los Angeles in any given year are in  
fact identified as being gang related, so the homicide risk is very  
unevenly distributed.

J. Andrew Rogers

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