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Old 04-24-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The annual United States Peace Index finds the country overall more peaceful than at anytime in the past 20 years, with Maine finishing first as the "most peaceful" state and Louisiana placing last for the 11th year in a row.

In rankings by metropolitan area, the 2012 survey finds Cambridge-Newton-Framingham in Massachusetts as most peaceful and Detroit-Livionia-Dearborn in Michigan as least peaceful.

Survey: Maine ranked 'most peaceful' state; Louisiana last
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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I guarantee Lousianians don't give a fudge.

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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I'm in Missouri (#45) and I feel pretty damn relaxed and things seem pretty peaceful. I love these ridiculous studies they are a good laugh
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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I assume the study puts a lot of weight on the statewide murder rate, which would explain Louisiana's ranking.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: IN
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I'm in Missouri (#45) and I feel pretty damn relaxed and things seem pretty peaceful. I love these ridiculous studies they are a good laugh
The urban areas could skew the numbers higher.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:01 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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The urban areas could skew the numbers higher.
Looks to me like they only considered urban areas.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I guarantee Lousianians don't give a fudge.
It's funny because while we are the "least peaceful" we are also the happiest state.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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New Brunswick one of the most peaceful? When I was there it seemed pretty ghetto.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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New Brunswick one of the most peaceful? When I was there it seemed pretty ghetto.
Maine borders New Brunswick in Aroostook county.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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The annual United States Peace Index finds the country overall more peaceful than at anytime in the past 20 years, with Maine finishing first as the "most peaceful" state and Louisiana placing last for the 11th year in a row.

In rankings by metropolitan area, the 2012 survey finds Cambridge-Newton-Framingham in Massachusetts as most peaceful and Detroit-Livionia-Dearborn in Michigan as least peaceful.

Survey: Maine ranked 'most peaceful' state; Louisiana last

Livonia, Mi is least peaceful? Laughable !
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