A 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 matchup -until:

 

 

 

Concealed carry gun law

No

Yes

# of gun stores

0


84 dedicated gun shops,
1500 places to buy guns
(Walmart, etc.)

Homicides, 2012

506

207

Homicides per 100k

18.4

9.6

Average January
high temp, F

31

 

63

 

Govt Conclusion: cold weather causes murder.