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

38.9%

24%

% Hispanic

29.9%

44%

% Asian

5.5%

6%

% Non-Hispanic White

28.7%

26%

 

 Pretty similar until you compare the following:

 

 

Chicago, IL

Houston, TX

Concealed Carry gun law

no

yes  

# of Gun Stores

0

184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.

Homicides, 2012

1,806

207

Homicides per 100K

38.4

9.6

Avg. January high temperature  (F)

31

63

 

Liberal conclusion: Cold weather causes murder.