2013 January 25 Friday
Audacious Epigone: Rates Of Unsolved Murder By State

Audacious Epigone has an excellent chart Rates of unsolved murder by state. Check it out.

That chart is a pretty good guide on where to be WTSHTF. Adjust for population densities, agricultural potential, and closeness to worse neighboring states (or countries).

While Nebraska and Kansas are lower than the national average their rates of unsolved murders are still 4-5 times that of glorious North Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. Why is that?

Aud also takes a look at who owns guns. I am thinking I ought to buy one because I expect some day they'll become both harder to buy and quite necessary to own. My main fear is an economic calamity along the lines of Argentina's economic collapse where suddenly crime rates skyrocket. Under such conditions a home in a small town in Idaho with a few guns would offer substantial security advantages.

BTW, the push by California Senator Dianne Feinstein et. al. to ban lots of guns has had the effect of causing lots of guns to sell out. I've visited some online gun stores that list most of their Glock pistols as sold out. I hope this latest attempt to block gun sales fails and the manufacturers can catch up with orders.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 January 25 09:57 PM 

Audacious Epigone said at February 5, 2013 5:37 PM:

Over half of Nebraska's homicides occur in Omaha and half of Kansas' murders are in Wichita or Kansas City, Kansas. I don't think North Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho have comparable relatively big cities with urban cores (read sizable concentrations of blacks) in them.

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