Nunuvut Has North America’s Highest Homicide Rate

Fun fact: Three of the top five murderous places in North America are in Canada!

Meanwhile, New Hampshire has very little gun control but it is safer than Canada.

You are more likely to be killed in our northern territories than you are in most of the United States.

So, does the United States have a high homicide rate? Well, some parts of the country, including Maryland, South Carolina, Louisiana and a few other states certainly report relatively high homicide rates when compared to many high- and middle-income countries. And some of those states also have lax gun laws. This should lead us to evaluate what is it that leads to these regional issues with homicide. Given that these are regional issues, and clearly not national ones, however, its difficult to see why any national mandates would be appropriate.

Additionally, If one can point to Canada or the UK or Luxembourg and immediately conclude that gun control in those jurisdictions produced their low homicide rates, why can one not also point to New Hampshire or Oregon or Utah and conclude that their lack of gun control is the reason for their low homicide rates?

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