Mary Sanchez

August 30, 2013 2:18 PM

Guess which U.S. cities are the most dangerous; then prepare to be wrong

Explaining changes in the murder rate on the basis of a single factor, such as stricter gun control laws, is at best quack social science. Peruse the list of the top 20 cities by homicide rate and you will see metropolises in Northern blue states and Southern red ones, on the East Coast and the West Coast and smack in the heartland — all with gun restrictions that vary with regional preference.

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