A True Tale of Two Cities

Published Date Author: , March 1st, 2013

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A True Tale of Two Cities Chicago, IL Houston, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 32.9% 24% % Hispanic 28.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % non-Hispanic White 31.7% 26%

A reasonably similar match-up -until:

Chicago, IL Houston, TX Concealed carry gun law: no yes # of gun stores: 0 84 dedicated gun shops, 1500 places to buy guns (Wal-mart, etc.) Homicides, 2012: 506 207 Homicides per 100k: 18.4 9.6 Average January: high temp, F: 31 63

Conclusion: cold weather causes murder.

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