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The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime (Take 2)

March 30, 2017

From my friend David Yamane.  Give him a read. RM

“…we often hear about how much higher the homicide rate is in the United States than other “similar” countries.  But there is a problem with such population averages: they gloss over important differences between subpopulations within the United States….

“As I have argued previously, the problem with averages is that no one lives in “The United States.”

Source: The Problem with Averages in Understanding Guns, Violence, and Crime (Take 2)

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  1. March 30, 2017 9:12 am

    You put me onto what looks like an interesting blog, Thanks!

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