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City Comparisons

CQ Press has it’s ranking of most dangerous cities out. Bryan Miller loves to talk about how Pennsylvania’s gun laws are inadequate to helping Philadelphia solve its crime problems, and speaks glowingly of New Jersey’s gun laws.

Philadelphia is ranked 21st. Ahead of Philadelphia on the list of most dangerous cities is Newark, New Jersey, Camden, New Jersey, Baltimore, Maryland. Maryland already has the one gun per month law that Pennsylvania apparently needs so very badly to fight crime. Let’s look at the numbers:

New Jersey Cities with Populations Over 80,000. Crime Rate Per 100,000

City Violent Crime Rate Murder Rate
Newark 1011 37.38
Jersey City 1205 9.17
Paterson 1115 10
Elizabeth 710 13.5
Trenton 1504 21.25
Camden 2114 39.96

 

Pennsylvania Cities with Populations Over 80,000. Crime Rate Per 100,000

City Violent Crime Rate Murder Rate
Philadelphia 1562 27.72
Pittsburgh 1070 17.25
Allentown 1009 14.94
Erie 539 1.95
Reading 1237 12.36

For all Bryan Millers praise of New Jersey gun control laws, it doesn’t seem to have made New Jersey’s largest cities much safer than Pennsylvania’s largest cities. But I suppose surrendering liberty is worth it if it saves just one life right? It’s for the children after all. Also worthwhile is looking at stats for cities already using one-gun-per-month laws to combat crime:

City Violent Crime Rate Murder Rate
Baltimore, MD 1697 43.29
Richmond, VA 1043 38.83
Oakland, CA 1905 36.36

Clearly these cities are in need of more gun control. If it doesn’t work the first eight times you try it, just keep trying!

One Response to “City Comparisons”

  1. Yeah, Wyatt is calling for a recount.

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