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Nice chart.I'd be interested in the rate of all murders, and perhaps the rates of all violent crimes.
...and I was just saying to myself; "Interesting. This has been up here all day with no comments so far..."
The correlation becomes stronger when carried into the past, but unfortunately the wrong way. Before the invention of video games, humans were orders of magnitude more violent. Gun crimes were low, however. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/postgraduate/ma_studies/mamodules/hi971/topics/interpersonal/long-term-historical-trends-of-violent-crime.pdf
I don't see any correlation there at all. If I'm reading this right, US has slightly below median in the consumption of video games, and by far, the most gun-related murders.
How much money mass murderers sppent on video games compared to how much non-mass murderers spend on video games might be a bit more insightful. Or time spent playing vs time spent hurting other people.
People who play violent video games, listen to violent music and watch violent movies are more likely to commit acts of such violence. This isn't rocket science.
Soldiers who have served in the U.S. military are more likely to become mass murderers when they return to civilian life. This isn't rocket science.See how easy it is to figure things out when you don't use data?
Can you not read the graph, Phil?
cum hoc ergo propter hoc
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