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Old 10-30-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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Now that the FBI released its annual crime report, this is what the 2011 map looks like:

http://i.imgur.com/mEDZk.png

And here's the 2010 map for comparison purposes:

http://i.imgur.com/buRhs.png

The overall national rate dipped a bit, led by declines in Texas and Virginia, even though the number of states in which rates held steady or edged up seems to be greater than those which saw reductions.

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: the future
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Great info.. I see a decrease but Maryland still #4.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I should add, the images are not under copyright. They're free to distribute. They're based on a public-domain blank border map of the US with some modifications.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Louisiana mostly because of New Orleans I'd imagine. If you saw this map pre-Katrina it'd be worse.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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The map shows the folly of the argument that the death penalty deters crime. Half of the executions nationally were in Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. Yet they were all in the top half of the states for murder rates; Georgia was in the top 10.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:34 AM
 
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Now that the FBI released its annual crime report, this is what the 2011 map looks like:

http://i.imgur.com/mEDZk.png

And here's the 2010 map for comparison purposes:

http://i.imgur.com/buRhs.png

The overall national rate dipped a bit, led by declines in Texas and Virginia, even though the number of states in which rates held steady or edged up seems to be greater than those which saw reductions.
Wow! Montana, SD, ND, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Nebraska have experienced an increase in violence: considering that they are rural states anyone would expect them perfoming better, but theirs murder rates are unusually high.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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The map shows the folly of the argument that the death penalty deters crime. Half of the executions nationally were in Texas, Georgia, and Alabama. Yet they were all in the top half of the states for murder rates; Georgia was in the top 10.
New Hampshire, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota also have the death penalty and have some of the lowest murder rates in the country, #2, #8, #10, etc.
You can not take just one factor, try to correlate it to murder rates and have any kind of valid argument.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:18 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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New Hampshire, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota also have the death penalty and have some of the lowest murder rates in the country, #2, #8, #10, etc.
You can not take just one factor, try to correlate it to murder rates and have any kind of valid argument.
true, a more telling factor in a state's murder rate would likly be their citizens' aim.

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I wonder why a good number of southern states: South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee for example, have higher murder rates per capita than some northern states.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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It's the heat I tell ya! Also they have younger populations as well.
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