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Missouri Leads the Nation in Black Homicide Rates

  1. This article discussed how Missouri’s Black Homicide rate is first in the country. Specifically, if you are black, you are seven times more likely to be murdered compared to non-blacks, two times the national black homicide rate.
  2. This data was reported by the Violence Policy Center based in Washington D.C. They took unpublished, Supplementary Homicide Report data from the FBI from 2012, the most recent data reported.
  3. I am unsure how the data would compare to a state like Illinois, Illinois has a higher population compared to Missouri and Chicago has the worst murder rate in the country. Could the population differences skew the data?

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  1. October 30, 2015 at 12:48 pm

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