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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-20-10 03:44 PM
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7. And there may be more Ford F-150 pick-up trucks than Dodge Durangos
But that doesn't mean there's a causal relationship.

How about this from KVIA from May 2010 - http://www.kvia.com/news/23602097/detail.html :

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EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Police say, as of right now, the city's murder rate is the lowest recorded for the first five months of any year since 1987.
The murder-suicide of an east El Paso elderly couple stands as 2010's lone murder. This time last year, police were already investigating four murders.
Police add in the late 1980's and early 1990's, murders were already averaging in the double digits by May, thanks to rampant drive-by shootings.
They say a lot has changed since then.
"I think a lot of it has to do with the way we work with the community," said Crimes Against Persons Lt. Alfred Lowe. "The community has to get a lot of the credit."
Lowe says since regional command centers were set up all over El Paso, it's become easier for people to report crimes, taking criminals off the streets and dropping the rate of more serious crimes like murder.
He also credits local law enforcement agencies working together on things like warrant round-ups.

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Also, there's nothing in the article referenced in the OP concerning the number of guns in El Paso or its effect on the reduced crime rate.

So, yes, according to a reply, this may very well be an interloper. Or it could be someone with an agenda. Or someone who doesn't quite understand statistics.
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