An email from a listener:

It is food for thought in more than one way.

Does poverty cause crime?

What constitutes a majority?

What constitutes a minority?

Does easy access to guns cause murder?

How can two cities be so similar yet have murder rates that differ by a factor of nearly 9:1?

 

Chicago, IL and Houston, TX

Population

Chicago, IL:  2.7 million

Houston, TX:  2.15 million

Median Household Income

Chicago, IL:  $38,600

Houston, TX:  $37,000

 

% African-American

Chicago, IL:  38.9%

Houston, TX:  24%


% Hispanic

Chicago, IL:  29.9%

Houston, TX:  44%

 

% Asian

Chicago, IL:  5.5%

Houston, TX:  6%

% Non-Hispanic White

Chicago, IL:  28.7%

Houston, TX:  26%

Pretty similar until you compare the following:

*Concealed Carry* gun law

Chicago, IL:  no

Houston, TX:  yes

# of Gun Stores

Chicago, IL:  0

Houston, TX:  184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart,
K-mart, sporting goods, etc.

Homicides, 2012

Chicago, IL:  1,806

Houston, TX:  207

Homicides per 100K

Chicago, IL:  38.4

Houston, TX:  9.6


Avg. January high temperature  (F)

Chicago, IL:  31

Houston, TX:  63

 

*Democrat Conclusion: **Cold weather caused by global warming causes murder.*