Skip to comments.Guns, Men, and Murder: The Data
Posted on 03/06/2018 3:36:39 AM PST by DWW1990
Last year it was widely reported that the vast majority of murders in the U.S. occur within a very small portion of the country. More than half of all murders in the U.S. occurred within just two percent of the counties. Over two-thirds (68 percent) of the murders in America occurred within only five percent of the counties. (There are 3,141 counties, or county equivalents, in the U.S.)
This table shows the worst three percent of counties, in which almost 60 percent of the murders occur. Almost all of these counties are in large urban areas, where democrats rule. Of course, large populations will typically have more murders. What we should consider in this debate is the murder rate in these counties.
Of the 10 worst counties for the number of murders, five of them are also among the worst when it comes to murder rate. Of the 30 counties with the highest murder rate, 19 of them are in the worst three percent for total number of murders. But whether one considers the sheer number of murders, or the murder rate, the other telling and significant piece of data in our debate is the presence of guns in these areas. ...
Additionally, as this table reveals, the overall murder rate for the top 101 of highest and lowest rates of gun ownership is virtually identical. ...
At the state levelwhere data is more readily availablethe numbers reveal the same: theres no correlation between the presence of guns and the rate of murder.
(Excerpt) Read more at trevorgrantthomas.com ...
Just the facts, ma’am.
Surprised Cook county didn’t get a skull and crossbone.
And the overwhelming fact is 90%+ of crimes are committed by democrats, those who identify as democrats, or are protected by democrats.
Not if you’re a liberal!
Makes you wonder if obozos schemes of destributing guns to criminals wasnt first perfected in the dim controlled inner cities.
I worked for years in the ER of a big city hospital.During that same period I had a friend who worked in the ER of one of the largest hospitals in the suburbs of that city.
We'd average three or four murders a month...and several other nearby hospitals averaged at least as many. But my fiend told me that it was unusual for their ER to get one murder a year.
Counties vary greatly in both geographical size and in population. Counties is not a rational comparison.
Comparison by Census Tract is an alternative.
Since all State Rep Districts within a State are the same population, comparison by them is rational. It could then be statistically normed between states.
Why is the Post office a nexus?
Either way, it is a fascinating observation, so thanks.
Correlation with popo/Sheriff boundaries sounds like a valid comparison to me.
Note that that would include many rural counties where the Sheriff is the only LEO group.
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