A Tale of Two Cities, Government Analysis

A Tale of Two Cities, Government Analysis

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    A Tale of Two Cities, Government Analysis

    Population
    Chicago 2.7 million
    Houston 2.15 million

    Median Income
    Chicago $38,600
    Houston $37,000

    % Blacks
    Chicago 32.9%
    Houston 24%

    % Hispanic
    Chicago 28.9%
    Houston 44%

    % Asian
    Chicago 5.5%
    Houston 6%

    % White
    Chicago 31.7%
    Houston26%

    A reasonably similar match up until you factor in a Concealed carry gun law
    Chicago no concealed carry law
    Houston yes concealed carry law

    # Of Gun Stores
    Chicago zero
    Houston 84 dedicated gun shops, 1500 places to buy guns

    Homicides 2012
    Chicago506
    Houston 207

    Homicides per 100k
    Chicago18.4
    Houston 9.6

    Average January High Temp
    Chicago 31F
    Houston 63F

    Conclusion: cold weather causes murder.......
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    Prevalence of poverty?
    Measures of how far the dollar stretches in both places / overall cost of living?
    The unemployment and opportunity rates in each city/region?
    Percentage of families with a stable home arrangement?
    Prevalence of strong family ties in the area?
    Level of education/training in the population?
    Relative degree of wealth of the community/region, for criminals to prey upon?
    Relative access to transportation networks / ease of ingress and egress?
    Existing base of criminals and opportunities to leverage?
    ...


    Lots of things influence crime rates, beyond access to weaponry, as we know.

    Interesting comparison, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Prevalence of poverty?
    Measures of how far the dollar stretches in both places / overall cost of living?
    The unemployment and opportunity rates in each city/region?
    Percentage of families with a stable home arrangement?
    Prevalence of strong family ties in the area?
    Level of education/training in the population?
    Relative degree of wealth of the community/region, for criminals to prey upon?
    Relative access to transportation networks / ease of ingress and egress?
    Existing base of criminals and opportunities to leverage?
    ...


    Lots of things influence crime rates, beyond access to weaponry, as we know.

    Interesting comparison, though.
    But what about cold weather?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Conclusion: cold weather causes murder...

    Works for me.
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    Of course there is the possibility that it isn't the cold weather that causes murders. It could be that the murders are caused by corrupt politicians. Maybe we should ban them!
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    Never happen, especially in Chicago where they have never had any other kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Conclusion: cold weather causes murder...

    Works for me.
    That's why I moved to Florida!

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    the us government has to do something!!! And right now!! Today!
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