First, if you split the US statistics up into state numbers and did it by population numbers...then several states like New Hampshire and Hawaii would easily match up with Germany or the Netherlands.
Vermont had 8 murders in 2011, with a population of 600,000 people. That's a rate of 1.33 per 100k people in a state where >40% own a gun. Germany's rate is 0.9 (with 30% gun ownership) and the Netherlands is 1.1 (with 3.9% gun ownership).
posted on 12/09/2012 6:07:42 PM PST
by Straight Vermonter
(Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
To: Straight Vermonter
It would be interesting to take apart the eight Vermont murders in 2011, and see if drugs or alcohol played any part of each homicide.
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