Graphs: The correlation between the number of guns per capita and homicide rates

Again, no correlation. But, notice the outlier, South Africa. That is a country with a history of apartheid, ethnic conflict and violence. It is obviously skewing the results. So, what happens if we eliminate South Africa from the analysis?

Now, a clear correlation exists. When the numbers are crunched, they are highly statistically significant (p < 0.0001). Thus, when we consider countries that are similar to the United States, a strong correlation exists between the number of guns per capita and the gun-related homicide rate. Perhaps the U.S. should consider modeling its gun laws after some of the other developed nations.

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