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Gun Violence Map vs Voting Map – unruly refugee

- by - February 9, 2013 - 17:24 America/New_York - 14 Comments

Comparison of FBI Statistics For Gun Violence, and 2012 Voting Pattern maps side by side. You already know what it looks like, why not confirm it?

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  1. Claudia

    February 9th, 2013

    That’s odd. Northern Minnesota shows all blue. It’s all boundary water forest and rural. There may be accidental gun violence, but I can’t believe there are very many Democrats up there.

    Maybe it’s spillover from Duluth.

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    February 9th, 2013

    Claudia, I noticed something too that didn’t look right in Montana so I did a little research after I posted this and checked the Crime reports for Lincoln and Flathead counties. The crime reports show that area to have a higher rate than the state average.
    It is possible that the map has some flaws. But the map for the most part seems to be fairly accurate in the populated areas.
    My guess about the area near Glacier National Park is that it is hunting accidents. I love that area and I never worry about crime when I am up there. A lot of friendly people there, and they all carry guns because of the grizzly bears and cougars. The law allows open carry there. So the violent crime rate is extremely low. The locals have revealed that to me.

    I think you are right about the accidental gun violence being part of the statistics. Last time I was up there in 2011 a hunting party wounded a grizzly and the bear attacked one of the hunters; another member of the party tried to shoot the bear but missed and hit the hunter who was being attacked, and the shot killed him. Friendly fire.

    :-)

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  3. Kenny Sullivan

    February 10th, 2013

    Sorry, but the grapic is not accurate…as best I can tell. Here is the 2012 county by county Presidential voting map:

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=432472460139692&set=a.403900242996914.106251.289575117762761&type=1&theater

    It is the same map that is labeled the gun violence map at the link.

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  4. Shiite from Shinola

    February 10th, 2013

     
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    February 10th, 2013

     
  6. Kenny Sullivan

    February 10th, 2013

    What’s your point Shiite?

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  7. Shiite from Shinola

    February 10th, 2013

    Some of us have seen fit to ban facebook. Can’t view your map.

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  8. Kenny Sullivan

    February 10th, 2013

    OK, gotcha.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    February 10th, 2013

    The gun violence map on the link I posted at top is Not accurate. Using CDC gun violence statistics, New Orleans has 62.1 firearm homicides per 100,000 and Detroit has 35.9 per 100k; those are the two highest rates listed by the CDC, yet the map on the left does not reflect that.
    Still, you could argue that if true gun violence statistics were shown accurately on the map, it would better match the 0bama voting districts.
    I could have checked it more closely before I posted it. I trusted the source.

    I have all the FBI crime data but don’t have time to build a table in order to make my own map. Maybe some other day. Right now it’s cutting into my fckn around time.

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6018a1.htm?s_cid=mm6018a1_w

    :smile:

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  10. Miss Scarlett

    April 19th, 2013

    Is the gun violence map weighted for population? IOW, is it per 100,000?

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  13. Mike

    August 27th, 2013

    That map on the left just looks like a 2004 election map. One in which the county is colored either red or blue based on whether the county was won be either the republican or democratic candidate respectively. Even if you account for accidental deaths, places like Vermont and New Hampshire have low levels of gun violence and deaths. The inaccuracy of this graphic is pretty obvious if you know anything about the demographic and geographic patterns of gun deaths in the U.S.

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  14. Kamjosky

    March 24th, 2014

    You’re so-called FBI gun violence map is in fact a 2008 count election map. You might want to check your sources before you post BS. Gun violence stats are readily available and in map form, with sources from experts. They derive information from many sources and don’t come in red/blue. If it looks a little off, that is because it’s completely falsified. A quick Google search could’ve saved this embarrassment. I can’t even believe there is a note to pass this around.

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