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  • FBI data reveals some of the most violent cities

    FBI data reveals some of the most violent cities in nearly every state!

    A crime lab investigator works the scene of a shooting in Omaha, Neb., where two women were shot to death and six people were wounded. Associated Press.

    Crime Seen

    The FBI recently released crime statistics that the agency compiled from US cities with a population over 100,000 between January 2017 to June 2017.
    Among the data was the number of violent crimes committed in these cities, including murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. We then took these violent crime rates per 10,000 people to rank the most violent city in each state.
    However, there are multiple cities, sometimes even whole states — such as Texas — that didn't report its data. There are also some states, such as Wyoming, that don't have cities with more than 100,000 people. Therefore the list is not complete.
    It should be noted that there are limits to this type of analysis. The Uniform Crime Report data is voluntarily submitted by police forces, and not every city provides data. Further, crime is a socially and economically complex issue, and just looking at raw crime rates may not give a full picture of a particular city's situation.
    One of the most surprising findings was that, despite its reputation, Chicago was not the most violent city in Illinois based on the FBI's violent crime rate.
    Check out the rankings below:
    Editor's note: This story was originally titled "The most violent city in nearly every US state, according to the FBI." The headline has been changed to reflect that data was reported voluntarily and may be incomplete, as not every major city in each state submitted data.

    Criminal Justice Information Services Division

  • How Do Stun Guns Work? (VIDEO)

  • How Do Stun Guns Work?

    A stun gun is an electrical self-defense device that uses high voltage to stop an attacker. Touching a person with the prongs of the device quickly immobilizes the attacker. However, because the amperage is very low, no serious or permanent injury is inflicted.

    The stun gun is designed to key into the nervous system. It dumps its energy into the muscles at a high pulse frequency that makes the muscles work very rapidly, but not efficiently.
    This rapid work cycle depletes blood sugar by converting it to lactic acid all in just seconds.
    The resulting energy loss makes it difficult to move and function. At the same time, the tiny neurological impulses that travel throughout the body to direct muscle movement are interrupted.
    This causes disorientation and loss of balance and leaves the attacker in a passive and confused condition for several minutes.
    Although there is no significant effect on the perpetrator's heart and other organs, you have the time you need to get away and get help.
    They are a direct contact weapon - not to be confused with a TASER™ Device.
    As a general rule, a one-half second contact will repel and startle the attacker, giving some pain and muscle contraction. If he lets go, take off and get out of there.
    One to two seconds can cause muscle spasms and a dazed mental state. Over three seconds can cause loss of balance and muscle control, mental confusion, and disorientation. Realize that 3 seconds is quite a long time when in a physical struggle.
    You will not be affected even if you are holding your attacker with another hand or he is holding you! The extreme shock does not pass between people.
    You will not get shocked if your attacker is touching you. Even if you or the attacker are wet or standing in water, you will not get shocked. The effect is localized only to where contact is made.

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