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Fri Nov 20, 2015, 03:41 PM

42. There's more crime per capita where there is more density.

Cities have more violent crime (per capita) than rural areas. Everyone understands this. Except you, apparently, another insight into just how little you know about violent crime and gun violence.

Gun violence is correlated to a lot of things, and gun availability is one of them. When it comes to the difference between wealthy suburbs and poor inner cities, the poverty is the key factor. But when it comes to the differential between the US and Western Europe, gun availability is the key factor.

And the evidence for this, as I've explained over and over, is that the US doesn't have abnormal levels of overall violent crime by international standards. If there were some other societal factor at work, we'd see an overall lower level of violent crime in Europe. But we don't. Europe has poverty, and gangs, and inner cities and all that, but very little gun violence. It's the guns.

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