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Old 10-06-2015, 07:32 PM
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States that saw their murder rates drop: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana,Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Wisconsin.

States that saw their murder rates rise: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia.

Murder rates unchanged: Connecticut, Wyoming, Oregon, Vermont, Massachusetts,
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:19 AM
 
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Memphis kills TN. Memphis had 168 murders in 2014, while Nashville had only 41.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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I'm not surprised at Mississippi's murder rate. The Delta and Jackson helped it get there. It's a shame.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:37 AM
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I'm not surprised at Mississippi's murder rate. The Delta and Jackson helped it get there. It's a shame.
I had to think about Mississippi. I would not discount that a large chunk of those murders are in urban areas. I might also wonder what role a spillover from Memphis might play.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I am surprised California is as low as it is..
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: USA
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My god if Puerto Rico became the 51st state it'd be the most dangerous state according to this map. Look at the Virgin Islands. That's crazy. You're almost 40 times more likely to be murdered in the Virgin Islands than Canada.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:33 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I am surprised California is as low as it is..
Why?
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:01 PM
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I am surprised California is as low as it is..
California has 36 million people. This is per capita. I'm aware there are alot of gangs in California, in particular, Mexican gangs. I'm speaking specifically about the gangs. Texas has many gangs too. One thing I notice about California and Texas is this. Both have a large city bordering Mexico. I suspect that murders that might otherwise be committed in Southern California, the RGV, or El Paso aren't as likely to be committed there. Why? Criminals would go to Mexico, commit murder there, and it doesn't get recorded in California or Texas.

In alot of predominantly Black areas where murder is a problem, Black Americans basically have no ties to any place outside of the USA. Black American gang members can't just go to another nation and commit their dirt there. Alot of murders take place, but the dynamic is different.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:10 PM
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My god if Puerto Rico became the 51st state it'd be the most dangerous state according to this map. Look at the Virgin Islands. That's crazy. You're almost 40 times more likely to be murdered in the Virgin Islands than Canada.
Drug trade route. Murder rates in Central America are even worse, among the worst in North America. Especially El Salvador and Honduras.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: USA
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Drug trade route. Murder rates in Central America are even worse, among the worst in North America. Especially El Salvador and Honduras.
I believe it. Many of the worlds most dangerous cities are in Central America. Many of these places are also some of the most corrupt as well. Both of these recipes are set for disaster. I read that nearly 85% of all murders are unsolved and many of those murders are never solved because these criminals pay the police to keep their mouth shut. Even some police officers are part of the drug trade. What a mess.
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