Thursday, December 13, 2007

Death by car or gun, which is worse?

A pedestrian in west San Jose became casualty number 40 last night. I know the intersection of Williams and Boynton very well and ride my bike past that intersection often. The guy was apparently jaywalking, but there are apartments on three corners and a city park on the third so pedestrian traffic is always heavy at this intersection.

Automobile deaths are outnumbering other homicides, which is at a 10 year high with 35 homicides so far in 2007.

Peace on earth and goodwill to all, everybody!


Anonymous said...

only 35 homicides all year??? In Baltimore, I think we are close to 300.

Fritz said...

Anon, are you actually limiting yourself to just the city limits of Baltimore? Are are you including the entire Baltimore metro area (which is what most crime stats reporting does). Note also that San Jose is considered one of the safest large cities in North America.