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Response to branford (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 21, 2015, 01:24 PM

10. branford's bogus chart alert

(since Branford ducked my concern on another thread): http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=173983

.... re (Branford's) gun violence chart - I didn't realize pro gun Vermont, new Hampshire & maine had such high incidence of gun violence. Pls explain Branford, since this appears to be some sort of manipulated chart to coincide with liberal voting areas. Pro gun Tennessee has the highest violent crime rate in the country, yet is rated 'low incidents of gun violence' on your chart, absurd. I can only suspect the chart author might use gun violence rate & gun violence occurrence interchangeably, whichever puts the liberal area in the worse light.

Please explain Branford, where your two side by side charts come from, this pbs:twimg (from properties), and tell me if the left chart measures total gun violence incidents, or by rate? (as I said above, I suspect he blends them in deceptively) Total index of gun violence will logically be highest in cities with larger populations, rather than rural areas with smaller populations. The chart does not specify whether by rate or index. If index the chart is misleading, if by rate explain vt, NH, & maine.
Does southern texas & the grand canyon area really have higher gun violence than Detroit and new orleans? do you have 'reservations' about what you're posting now?
And what are the links you posted supposed to prove? they seem to have little to do to back up what you say, & are only there as supportive of violent crime data, yet you proudly strut as if they were supporting your premises: Courtesy of the DOJ (BJS and NIJ) and Pew Research

Highest Crime Per Capita (Disregard #1 DC for comparison, DC is a city not a state & only included to be all inclusive of violent crime nationally)
Note the top 6 are PRO GUN states, only Md is gun control, Delaware neutralish.
2.Tennessee: 643.6 .. 3.Nevada: 607.6 ... 4.Alaska: 603.2
5.New Mexico: 559.1 ... 6.South Carolina: 558.8 ... 7.Delaware: 547.4
8.Louisiana: 496.9 ... 9.Florida: 487.1 .... 10.Maryland: 476.8

http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2013/09/10-states-with-the-highest-rates-of-violent-crime.html

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