Originally Posted By dex357:
I didn't read the articles, but I always wonder how many deaths are a direct result of drug or alchohol abuse, or gang violence?
Just my guess, over 90%.
That's right around the same statistic here in Jacksonville (Where the Prosecutor for the Martin case is from), but I think its closer to 95%
Every year if we had 100 murders/homicides the break down would look like this
95 - Black on black and drug related
3 - Domestic related, various races (deranged husband kills wife, vice versa etc)
1 - Child molester related, various races
1 - Unsolved, various races
Jacksonville was the murder capital of FL for a few years recently, but I've always said, as long as you're not black or into drugs Jacksonville is the safest place in America.
ETA, I don't think we've had any Asian related murders (perp or victim) in years.