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Old 10-02-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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One could say the same about Missouri. KC and St. Louis are driving much of the violence in Missouri. Question is, why is St. Louis so violent compared to other cities with similar demographics? Atlanta is Blacker than St. Louis and far less violent than St. Louis.
My guess would be the economic situation in Atlanta is much better than in St. Louis. ATL is exploding with growth and the inner-city is rapidly gentrifying as a lot of their poor gets pushed to the suburbs.

I don't have stats but I would venture a guess that as a whole blacks in the Atlanta metro area are less impoverished than their St. Louis metro area counterparts.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:50 PM
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My guess would be the economic situation in Atlanta is much better than in St. Louis. ATL is exploding with growth and the inner-city is rapidly gentrifying as a lot of their poor gets pushed to the suburbs.

I don't have stats but I would venture a guess that as a whole blacks in the Atlanta metro area are less impoverished than their St. Louis metro area counterparts.
I live in the Atlanta area. There are impoverished Blacks here, but there are also alot of middle class Blacks here. In fact, one can find a few places comprised of mainly Black upper class residents. I would also say there is less gangs among the Black population here. We have Black gangs here, but not like St. Louis, Memphis, or Chicago.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:55 PM
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My guess would be the economic situation in Atlanta is much better than in St. Louis. ATL is exploding with growth and the inner-city is rapidly gentrifying as a lot of their poor gets pushed to the suburbs.

I don't have stats but I would venture a guess that as a whole blacks in the Atlanta metro area are less impoverished than their St. Louis metro area counterparts.
I'm guessing by your user name you're an Ohio native. One thing I've found interesting is this. Cleveland has the largest Black population of Ohio's large cities. However, Cincinnnati has the highest murder rate of Ohio's large cities. Cincinnati had the distinction of no White people getting murdered one year.

And it is sort of ironic to me. Cleveland has the distinction of having alot of Rust Belt issues. Cincinnati is home to Kroger, Macy's GE Aviation, and Proctor & Gamble(look up Crest, Tide, Gain, Ivory,). Somehow, Cleveland, which has a similar percentage of Blacks as Atlanta, has a murder rate lower than Atlanta.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:08 PM
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One shocker has been Wisconsin. Wisconsin's murder rate in 2014 was 2.8 per 100,000. Now it's 4.2 per 100,000. While still below the national average, most years Wisconsin doesn't have a murder rate above 3.5 per 100,000. In fact, the last time the murder rate touched 4 per 100,000 was 1997. In fact, the 90s decade was the ONLY decade for Wisconsin where murder rates reached 4 per 100,000 or higher. Right around the time Milwaukee's murder rates skyrocketed due to Chicago gangs.
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:13 PM
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Vermont and New Hampshire are the only states in the USA with murder rates lower than Canada. Vermont has some of the most lax gun laws in the nation. New Hampshire has lax gun laws too.
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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WV with concealed carry and relaxed gun laws - one of the lowest murder rates in the country. Eat it liberals.
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Old 10-02-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Orcutt, CA (Santa Maria Valley)
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Here's a comparison of the 2015 map to the 2014 map, so that changes are more easily visible:
I guess Milwaukee skews the murder rate of WI
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:57 AM
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I guess Milwaukee skews the murder rate of WI
Basically. Same goes for Missouri with St. Louis.
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Hopefully one day we see murder rates as low as Japan but I doubt that because likely that will be the same day that the average age of Americans approaches 50 years.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:03 AM
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Hopefully one day we see murder rates as low as Japan but I doubt that because likely that will be the same day that the average age of Americans approaches 50 years.
Japan and the USA are two different places.
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