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Old 10-01-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It's pretty sad that of 50 U.S. states, only one of them -- New Hampshire -- has a murder rate lower than the average murder rate in Canada. Think about that: You're slightly more likely to be murdered in Vermont and Maine than you are in a random place in Canada.
Comparing a state average vs. a national average is bad statistics.

I am not saying that Canada is not generally safer, just that your analysis is misleading.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:43 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Never expected Bahamas would be so violent.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:45 PM
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West Virginia is rather high for a mostly rural state. It's higher than some much more urban Northeast and Upper Midwest states.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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4.8. Seems about right.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:49 PM
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Comparing a state average vs. a national average is bad statistics.

I am not saying that Canada is not generally safer, just that your analysis is misleading.
Here's a Canadian breakdown by province:

Homicide offences, number and rate, by province and territory (Homicide rate)

The Plains provinces, especially Manitoba have the highest rate.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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26 straight years with the highest murder rate doesn't rank high on the list of problems that plague Louisiana to let Bobby Jindal tell it and it's ditto among those running for Governor in Louisiana.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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West Virginia is rather high for a mostly rural state. It's higher than some much more urban Northeast and Upper Midwest states.
Poverty and crime go hand-in-hand in this country, even in rural areas. The drug trade isn't as competitive as in cities, but still a lot of crime related to drugs along with the usual domestic stuff.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:01 AM
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Nevada is another outlier among the Southwest
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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This is a city vs. city thing kind of, Louisiana is actually much closer to Alabama and Georgia in rates it's just that the 2 biggest cities skew the numbers of along with a few smaller towns. Baton Rouge and New Orleans 52% of 202 murders combined 259, and there were 495 in the state. Yet they only have roughly 1/8th of the population of the state in 2012. Take them out of the equation and the rate drops to 5.5-6.0 range depending on city.
I believe if you were to take out Alabama's 2 metros with the highest murder rate I believe ours would be around 4.0-4.5 or lower.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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I believe if you were to take out Alabama's 2 metros with the highest murder rate I believe ours would be around 4.0-4.5 or lower.
Probably true for many states.

If you took away the violent areas of Chicago as well as the city of East St Louis then Illinois' murder rate drops from 5.3 for 12,800,000 people to around 1.9 for 10,900,000 people.
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