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Are one in four victims of intimate partner homicides in Australia male?

Summary: The claim is not strictly true for the most recent year (2022-2023). However, it was true for the previous year used by the claimant, and has been true, on average, for the past 34 years. ...
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Did the crime rate in Norway drop 31% after Muslims were deported?

I'm looking at the more specific claim - with the same image and the 31% which DavePhD found: violent crimes are down more than 31% in less than a year The post is from January 2016 and talks about ...
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Are one in four victims of intimate partner homicides in Australia male?

I'm new to skeptics SE, but, as I earn my living by analysing data, I thought I'd give it a try. My analysis is based on the raw data linked by Oddthinking (+1). The claim in the question: One in ...
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Did black Americans make up 55.9% of known murder offenders in 2019?

The FBI 2019 Expanded Homicide Data Table 3 says that of 16,245 "murder offenders": 4,728 were White 6,425 were Black 340 were Other [superscript 2: Includes American Indian or Alaska ...
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Was the average prison sentence of men who kill their female partners 2 to 6 years in 1989?

No, when it comes to murder U. S. Sentencing Commission’s 1990 Annual Report Table K describes average sentences in months as: Homicide 114 The report varies between criminal history category, but ...
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Did addiction rates and overdose rates skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US?

Addiction rates and overdose rates didn't skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US because of Measure 110, according the JAMA study {1}: The findings of this study suggest that legal ...
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Did black people commit 18 times more murders per capita than white people in 2021?

So here's the deal: Yes, your calculation is correct; blacks kill 6 times as whites, per capita. But black women don't kill as much as whites. Whites kill roughly 5 per 100k, whereas black women don't ...
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