Monday, June 30, 2014

States With the Most Gun Violence

There were more than 700 gun-related deaths — including homicide, suicide, and accidents — in South Carolina in 2011, or 14.8 per 100,000 residents when adjusted for age. Overall crime rates were also particularly high in South Carolina. More than 570 violent crimes were committed per 100,000 people in South Carolina during 2011, behind only to Alaska and Tennessee. That year, there were 5.5 firearms related homicides per 100,000 residents in South Carolina, up slightly from the year before and more than in all but three other states. Firearm-related crimes are usually committed many years after the purchase of the associated weapon. In South Carolina, however, nearly 28% of crimes occurred within two years of the gun’s registration, among the higher rates in the nation for crimes committed so shortly after their purchase.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Congrats, America. You have less economic opportunity than you did in 1970

"Americans today have more social and educational opportunity than they did 40 years ago -- but they have less economic opportunity, thanks to a bruising recession and the alarming economic trends that preceded it."

Friday, June 27, 2014

The State Where The Most Americans Drink Themselves To Death

This Is Where People Are Drinking Themselves To Death

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Five ways the American health care system is literally the worst

Five ways the American health care system is literally the worst

Monday, June 23, 2014

The United States Of Uninspected Hospices

America's Growing Hospice Crisis, In 1 Map "The U.S. hospice industry is booming. Government data shows that in 2014, nearly half of all Medicare patients who die will do so as a hospice patient -- twice as many as a decade ago. Medicare will spend $15 billion on hospice care this year, four times more than in 2000, according to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission."

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