Monday, February 18, 2008

Caracas, as safe as Washington DC 

Generally that would be a disfavorable comparison, but knowing where we came from it is a nice relief to know that our capital is as secure (or insecure) as the US capital.

This also means that for 7 weeks the homicide rate has dropped almost 70%, with 37 murders last week in the metropolitan area (5-6 million) which means 32-37 murders per 100,000 (year was extrapolated) DC was 35.7.

This denies a legitimate criticism of the govt. Crime should be under control for as long as this security plan continues. Thing is it might just be a yearlong thing, lets hope capturing so many criminals and new modes of citizen security can make this BETTER and PERMANENT.


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