April 29, 1991
The nation's capital is also the murder capital of the United States, according to a Detroit Free Press computer analysis of preliminary crime figures released yesterday by the FBI.It was the second consecutive year that Washington, D.C., led the nation's most populous cities in per capita homicides. The study ranked cities over 100,000 population on the basis of per capita offense rates for crime categories monitored by the FBI.Detroit, once scorned as the murder capital of the nation, dropped to fourth place in per capita homicides in 1990 behind Washington, New Orleans and Atlanta.
March 19, 2002
Maryland ranks 13th in the nation with state individual income tax revenue of more than $800 per person. The national per capita is $633, and seven states are tied for last with no state individual income tax. Figures are from 1999. State......State income tax......Rank ..............revenue per capita Massachusetts...$1,301.....1 New York...........1,131......2 Oregon..............1,119......3 Minnesota..........1,111......4 Connecticut........1,100......5 Delaware............1,023.
April 6, 1994
An Associated Press article carried in Monday's editions erroneously reported that the federal government spent an average of $4,599 for every American last year.The figure for fiscal 1993 actually was $4,814 per American. The $4,599 figure was the per capita amount spent in fiscal 1992.The Sun regrets the errors.
December 14, 2006
Some see the sign of the revival of cities in scaffolding outside old buildings, others in the construction of sparkling new residential buildings, still others in the proliferation of Starbucks coffee shops. Urban scholars William H. Lucy and David L. Phillips see the sign in an analysis of census data on income. In a recent paper, the University of Virginia researchers found an uptick in per-capita income of residents of major cities compared with residents of their metro areas between 2000 and 2005.
March 18, 2010
I find it unbelievable that the cost for the 2010 census is estimated at just under $15 billion. A quick calculation shows that the cost translates to almost $50 per U.S. citizen. In this day of number crunching and data mining, this per capita cost seems excessive. I am sure if this process were placed under bid by private contractors, a less costly and more efficient process would ensue. This government endeavor only provides fodder for those who condemn government services. Chris Shane, Towson
July 31, 1995
'TC "WAGES" was the big black headline on Business Week magazine in its July 17 issue. "They're stagnant while profits are soaring. Are we headed for trouble?"Sure enough, the latest report last week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that increases in wages and benefits in private industry, only 2.8 percent in the past year, the lowest since record-keeping began in 1981, are failing to keep pace with a low inflation rate of 3 percent. This trend -- the result of world competition, technological advance, health-care cost containment, a weak labor movement, payroll downsizing and the scrapping of traditional compensation structures -- is taking place at the same time productivity, corporate profits and Wall Street prices are soaring.