The graph above shows the number of murders per year from 1990-2016. While the number of homicides steadily decreased since 1994, there was a dramatic increase in 2016 when the number of murders jumped by 58 percent from 492 in 2015 to 779.
The top cities were indicated by the magazine and did not use a scientific process to do so. Their rankings were based on the number of deaths from liver disease, number of DUI arrests, number of deaths resulting from DUI crashes, level of binge drinking, and finally by how harsh the city’s DUI laws are.
The graph above shows the distribution of salaries paid to the players of the Chicago Blackhawks. With 17 players earning only 17.22 percent of the overall income for the team.
This income distribution is not rare in the sports world due to various salary cap policies put in place by organizations like the NHL. These caps are largely based off of the previous years profits for the league as a whole.
These caps are meant to prevent the monopolization of star players by teams with more money and often result in a handful of the best and most well-known players making 10 to 20 percent of the salary cap while other players make only a small fraction of what is left.
Patrick Kane makes more than 24 times the amount of money that the lowest paid player, Dennis Rasmussen, makes per year. However, these high salaries make it more difficult to retain many of the best players which often results in trades to maximize the benefits of the salary cap and talent pool on the team. This was a contributing factor to the trade of Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars after his third Stanley Cup win in 2015.
The graph above shows the home run totals by season for Barry Bonds over the course of his career. Bonds currently holds the record for most career home runs, most home runs in a single season and the most number of MVP awards. As shown in the video below, Bonds made a career out of breaking MLB records.
His career took a turn in 2005, just 4 years after he defeated Mark McGwire‘s single season home run record. After sustaining a major injury to his knee which required surgery, Bonds only continued on for another 2 seasons.
After being accused of taking performance enhancing drugs during the BALCO scandal, he left the MLB. He was originally charged with obstruction of justice in the case against BALCO due to his alleged omission of information durring his testimony at trial but these charges were subsequently dropped in 2015.
By Lauren Yard
The marked cities are ranked by MarketWatch, a member of the Dow Jones Network, as the best cities for new college graduates to start their careers. The rankings are based on a number of factors including but not limited to: mean starting salary, median one bedroom apartment cost, unemployment rate among people age 25-to-34, and entertainment availability for this age demographic.
As 2017 graduates-to-be begin their searches for their first jobs in their career fields, it is important to take into considerations all of the amenities any given city can offer. Knowing the averages for information like salary and cost of living are vital to making any career choice especially if that choice involves moving across the country.