2% of counties have more than 1/2 nation’s homicides

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In what may seem like a “duh” conclusion, a nonprofit research organization found that more than half of the murders in America take place in only 2 percent of its counties.

The study by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that 54 percent of the U.S. counties in 2014, the most recent year with complete figures, had zero murders.

In fact, 70 percent of the counties had only 4 percent of the murders.

It isn’t until you get to the last 5 percent of the counties that the deaths pile up. Those counties had a full 68 percent of the homicides.

The study’s map shows dark splotches of homicide outbreaks throughout Southern California, with concentrations of violence in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, several cities in Texas and large swaths of Florida.

The report released this week said the United States can be divided into three types of places regarding homicide: “Places where there are no murders, places where there…

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