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Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby jon » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 pm

In 2011, Edmonton had the dubious record of having the most murders of any metro area in Canada: 45.

Oddly enough, so far this year, we have had one. At this rate, that 45 could drop to 6 for 2012.

What a difference a year makes. In newspaper reporting, too. Our murder rate in 2011 was big News with each new murder. It was undoubtedly the biggest Edmonton News story of 2011. So far, in 2012, other than the one murder we have had, it is no story at all.
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby freqfreak2 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:31 am

Gee Jon, what an odd thing to bring up.

Actually, Edmonton hit 47 murders in 2011, with the status of two suspicious death cases still pending and a third case suspended.

Details here: http://www.lastlinkontheleft.com/e2000homicide2011.html

The bigger question is why so many murders one year and so few the next. And why isn't bacon as crispy as it used to be before the war?
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby jon » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:26 am

freqfreak2 wrote:Gee Jon, what an odd thing to bring up.

Actually, the subject had come up in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=11149

But I wasn't aware that the "Deadmonton" section of the lastlinkontheleft site was back in operation. As I recall, it threw in the towel (of covering each one individually) around Homicide #20 last year.
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby jon » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:25 pm

Edmonton's 2011 homicide toll has just risen to 48 after a New Year's Eve death has now be confirmed as murder. But, so far, we are still at One for the 2012 number.

Though changes in how such things are counted do make me scratch my head:
Though it was declared in 2012, the death is considered the city’s 48th homicide of 2011. Clark said because Rukhmani’s death was considered suspicious by police almost immediately after an investigation was launched, it will be included in last year’s numbers.

“She died in 2011. It will be labelled a 2011 death and that’s the way we’ll be moving forward from this day on as far as our reporting,” he said.

Previously, city police included a homicide in the year it was declared. In 2011, two deaths that happened in previous years were counted among that year’s homicides.

Clark did not provide a reason for the change in the police department’s homicide reporting practice, though he acknowledged that police will report the killing as a 2012 homicide to Statistics Canada.

ref. - http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Upd ... story.html
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby Aaron » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:28 pm

Too cold for murderin'. Wait for the summer.

(half kidding; would be interesting to see monthly breakdowns)
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby Howaboutthat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:46 pm

Aaron wrote: would be interesting to see monthly breakdowns)



Not tough, found it in one Google search
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http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/loc ... index.html
Houston, We're dealing with morons!.
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Re: Edmonton: What a Difference a Year Makes

Postby jon » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:31 pm

Interesting. It tells me that, at this time last year, we had recorded 13 homicides.
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