Murders in US very concentrated

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.

In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country.

The worst 1% of counties have 19% of the population and 37% of the murders. The worst 5% of counties contain 47% of the population and account for 68% of murders. As shown in figure 2, over half of murders occurred in only 2% of counties.

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5 Responses to Murders in US very concentrated

  1. nwoldude says:

    Is this a trick “guess the race” entry? :-)
    Wonder if my old ‘hood’ in NW Detroilet is on there.

    It was home once.

    • Tsgt Joe says:

      I grew up on evergreen and chicago in the 50’s and 60’s it went to hell a long time ago

  2. Winston Smith says:

    They can dance around it all they want, but until stats are broken out by race, they mean next to nothing. And as nwoldude points out, we all know the correlation here.

  3. Plan K. Ton says:

    I know! just outlaw living in those areas!

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