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Ohio murder rates are far higher than NYC

By 04/17/2023 1:11 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Before calling the House Judiciary Committee hearing to order on Monday to expose New York City’s crime issue, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan might closely examine his home state’s significantly higher murder statistics.

According to federal Centers for Disease Control data, Ohioans are more likely than New Yorkers to die from gun violence, and the state’s overall murder rate is far higher than that of New York City and Manhattan alone.

The final year for which accurate data are available, 2021, showed that 8.7 deaths out of every 100,000 people in Ohio resulted from homicides.

This homicide rate was 73% greater than the homicide rate in Manhattan, which was 5.0 deaths per 100,000 people.

According to a survey by The News, Ohio’s statewide homicide rate is 49% higher than New York City’s overall figure of 5.8 homicide deaths per 100,000 citizens.

Additionally, Ohio’s homicide rate is 87% greater than New York, with 4.6 homicides per 100,000 people.

In a recent appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” show, Republican Jordan criticized “crazy left-wing ideology” for what he claimed was the widespread violence in Manhattan.

He holds District Attorney Alvin Bragg responsible for Manhattan’s crime issues, even though Bragg has angered Republicans by prosecuting former President Donald Trump.

The “crazy left-wing ideology” that Jordan claimed governs New York City’s approach to crime wasn’t made explicit by Jordan.

But one significant area of contention between Ohio Republicans and the Democratic political establishment in New York City is gun regulation.

Despite a U.S. law, getting a gun permit in New York is still notoriously tricky. A 1911 state law that only allowed those with special self-defense requirements to obtain concealed-carry pistol licenses was overturned by a Supreme Court decision last year.

However, New Yorkers had considerably fewer gun homicides per capita in 2021 when that law was still in force along with other state weapons laws, compared to Ohioans, who were allowed to purchase firearms without licenses or permits under Ohio law.

According to The News estimate, 86% of murders in Ohio in 2021 involved guns, compared to 67% of homicides in New York state.

And in Manhattan, 57% of killings involved a gun. In 69% of killings in the entire city of New York, weapons were involved.

Law enforcement in New York has a recurring issue with the ease with which guns may be purchased in Ohio and other states.

According to a recent statement made by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Steven Dettelbach to the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, 93% of the guns used in crimes in New York from 2017 to 2021 were imported, compared to a national average of 28%.


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