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Old 10-06-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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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.
These rural areas of Appalachia are often drug addicted and the economy runs on drugs
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:43 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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These rural areas of Appalachia are often drug addicted and the economy runs on drugs
Vermont has a large heroin addiction problem.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:45 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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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.
New York State would be 2.5 without NYC, similar to New England states.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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I don't think NYC is the problem with New York it would be lower probably if you took out Buffalo and probably Syracuse and Rochester to. For Texas, since their is a large small town living/ rural population the cities don't affect the states as much like louisiana but taking out Houston and Dallas and like 5 or so Smaller East Texas cities the rate should drop.
One amazing thing is probably how much Arkansas drops if you take out 3 or 4 very small towns. North Little Rock, Little Rock and Pine Bluff, as the only big metro's slash areas would be the rest of Little Rock metro, Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers which is easily a super safe metro statistically (murder-wise), and Fort Smith.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:01 AM
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I don't think NYC is the problem with New York it would be lower probably if you took out Buffalo and probably Syracuse and Rochester to.
Not as much as NYC as their total population is a small fraction of NYC.
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Old 10-06-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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True but then again NYC rate is like (4) and nearly half of the state lives there Buffalo (18) and once you add Syracuse (14) and Rochester (20), it might have an insignificant population, but taking out these 3 cities for 19.14 million people you have a rate of 2.77
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:21 AM
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True but then again NYC rate is like (4) and nearly half of the state lives there Buffalo (18) and once you add Syracuse (14) and Rochester (20), it might have an insignificant population, but taking out these 3 cities for 19.14 million people you have a rate of 2.77
Didn't realize they'd have that much of an effect. New York City has a lot more murder in total than those upstate cities combined. But removing New York City from New York State lowers the population so much the rate change isn't as dramatic as the murder total decrease.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:01 PM
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Never expected Bahamas would be so violent.
The Bahamas is also on a major drug trade route. I suspect the majority of the murders are drug related.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:03 PM
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Nevada is another outlier among the Southwest
One thing to consider. Nevada recorded a murder rate of 20 murders per 100,000 in 1980, the highest in the USA that year.
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Old 10-06-2015, 07:05 PM
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Missouri has a higher murder than anywhere in the South other than Mississippi and Louisiana.
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