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"Actually, when dealing with "rate", the higher the population, the more likely it becomes that the rate will be lower. If you have ten people and one is murdered, the murder rate is 10%. However, if you have one hundred people and one is murdered, the murder rate is now 1%."

Looks like we have another person who doesn't understand what the word "rate" means and why you would use it versus counting numbers.

"As so many have said, the issue is that not all things are equal, and the major one that is not equal is the governing body."

Yes. As clearly documented up thread, there is a high correlation between states that generally vote conservative and higher homicide rates. Year after year, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi are generally the most dangerous states when it comes to homicide rates.
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