US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/26/us-murders-concentrated-in-5-percent-counties.html

The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country.

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties. The homicides also tend to be concentrated to relatively small pockets of those counties, the report said.

“It is stunning how concentrated murders are in the U.S.,” John Lott, president of the CPRC said to Fox News. “And we show that even within these counties, with all these high rates, murders are very concentrated.”

“These high [rate] counties have very large areas where there are no murders.”

In 2014, the U.S. murder rate was 4.4 per 100,000 people, according to the data of the report. If the deadliest 5 percent of the counties were removed, the U.S. murder rate would be 2.56 per 100,000 people, the report showed.

More than half of last year’s murders occurred in only 2 percent of the nation’s counties.

Looking at the historical data, the CPRC said that murders were even more geographically concentrated in decades past. On average, 73 percent of counties in any given year had zero murders from 1977 to 2000.

Take for example Los Angeles County, which had 526 murders in 2014 -- the most of any other county in the U.S. But parts of L.A. County, including Beverly Hills, Hawthorne and Van Nuys, had virtually no murders that year.

Indianapolis, Indiana had 135 murders but only four occurred outside of the 465 highway loop that encircles the downtown area.

Washington, D.C. has large swaths without a single recorded murder. The study found that murders were overwhelmingly limited to the eastern half of Washington, D.C.

One of the most interesting findings in the report is that areas with the highest gun ownership rates have low murder rates.

“While many factors explain these concentrated murders, it is also striking that the counties with zero murders are the counties with by far the highest gun ownership rates,” Lott said.

The report’s authors also looked at numbers from a 2013 REW Research Center survey, which found that the household gun ownership rate in rural areas was over two times greater than in urban areas. That study also found that suburban homeowners are 28 percent more likely to own guns than urban dwellers.

Dat study be racist an shit dawg.

"One of the most interesting findings in the report is that areas with the highest gun ownership rates have low murder rates."

 

Interdasting? Sure. Known all along? Fuck yes.

 

 

Why don't we just fence up these areas as well?

I knew it would be high, but holy shit at those numbers

Not surprised

It's almost like there is a pattern here, both in demographics and elected leadership.

Can't put my finger on it, though. Must be a coincidence.

Later

Uli Kunkel -
Al Cappucino -

"One of the most interesting findings in the report is that areas with the highest gun ownership rates have low murder rates."

 

Interdasting? Sure. Known all along? Fuck yes.

 

 

Why don't we just fence up these areas as well?

Good solution. Put up fences and walls everywhere!!! Keep me safe please!! 

Its not so much as keeping you safe as much as its keeping the violence contained

 

Oh, and you're so brave that you live in a house with no doors, locks, or fences.

So brave.

not surprising.

Amazing how race is not reported in this 'study'.

Trump visited those counties, and therefore it is his fault

Here's the map

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2017/04/26/us-murders-concentrated-in-5-percent-counties/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-9/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1493241080554.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

jpm995 -

Amazing how race is not reported in this 'study'.

Weird, huh?

Crazy. Not surprised.

Archangel - Here's the map

http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2017/04/26/us-murders-concentrated-in-5-percent-counties/_jcr_content/article-text/article-par-9/images/image.img.jpg/880/558/1493241080554.jpg?ve=1&tl=1


So this study is claiming that removing 68% of the murders would lower the murder rate from 4.4 per 100,000 to 2.56 per 100,000?

ABCTT_Kenny Blankenship - 
jpm995 -

Amazing how race is not reported in this 'study'.

Weird, huh?


Study was done by gun advocate group.

Actually saying black people are the problem would take away from the point they were trying to make, Look at these counties with no murders, they all have high gun ownership. See, more guns = no murders.

VTCO -

It's almost like there is a pattern here, both in demographics and elected leadership.

Can't put my finger on it, though. Must be a coincidence.

The pattern is poverty

OpenedUp - 
VTCO -

It's almost like there is a pattern here, both in demographics and elected leadership.

Can't put my finger on it, though. Must be a coincidence.

The pattern is poverty

Then why aren't the dirt poor parts of Appalachia or West Texas bright red?

I agree that poverty is a major part of the pattern, but so is race and population density. Pretending race doesn't factor in is like burying your head in the sand.

Isn't Maine the poorest state. They should be the most violent