Thanks to a link Steve Bartom Mewsa;ert I see the report that Houston, Texas is the most diverse city in the United States.
The Los Angeles so reports, at any rate, so if the fact Houston has a wide variety of people interests you, click on over. And I will confine my remarks to things I can prove.
Diversity, particularly in the cramped confines of a city, results in friction. Just as a White Plymouth Rock will become the target for bullying in a flock of Rhode Island Reds, an Indian in a city comprised almost entirely of Paleface and Black residents will face discrimination and yes, bullying.
When New York City was a melting pot among melting pots, the crime rates were,for America in the “Gay 90’s” high. But several publications including Fosdick’s 1912 “Police Procedures” make it clear that by today’s standards Gotham’s crime rates were quite low.
Not as low as London’s, where it was rare to see someone who could not be your own cousin, but low by modern standards.
But for 2015, Houston had an honestly reported 2015 violent crime rate of just 967.03, and a homicide rate of 13.31, compared to the Poster City for gun control’s heavily edited 1,550, and homicide rate of 55.37 per 100,000.
The difference? Primarily, everyone living inside the he Houston city limits lives within an easy bike rid of a gun dealer. If they can pass the background check and have the money, they can leave the dealers with a gun?
But Maryland is apparently afraid of its citizens. They make guns less available, impede the purchase path, and ban some of the least used in firearms. And the people pay for it with their lives.
NB: Data is taken from from table 8 of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, and and calculated to two decimal places from the crime numbers divided by the populations in 100,000’s. i.e. a population of 2,214,000 is 11.140 blocks of 100,000 population.