A Tale of Two Cities

Just so you know, I did NOT write this! I saw it elsewhere and thought the conclusion was hilarious.

Chicago, Illinois versus Houston, Texas… hmmm

Chicago , IL Houston , TX
Population 2.7 million 2.15 million
Median HH income $38,600 $37,000
% African-American 38.9% 24%
% Hispanic 29.9% 44%
% Asian 5.5% 6%
% non-Hispanic White 38.7% 26%

A reasonably similar match-up -until:

Chicago, IL VS Houston, TX
Concealed carry gun law no yes
# of gun stores 0 84 dedicated gun shops,
1500 places to buy guns
(Wal-Mart, etc.)
Homicides, 2012 806 207
Homicides per 100k 28.4 9.6
Average January
high temp, F
31 63

Conclusion: cold weather causes murders.



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