Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How Does Your State Rate On The "Peace Index"?

I have to admit that I like interesting charts and graphs. The website Vision Of Humanity had a very interesting chart and accompanying report on what they call the U.S. Peace Index. They rated states according to their peacefullness by aggregating a number of statistics.
The USPI measures peacefulness according to five indicators: the number of homicides, number of violent crimes, the incarceration rate, number of police employees and the availability of small arms.
Here's a video about their findings.

Visit their website for more info including a pretty nifty map where you can explore this index over time.

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