Amazon just published a list of the 20 most well-read cities in the United States.
Out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to see if there was any correlation (even if it was just coincidental) between cities that were well-read and their respective crime rates. What do you guys think?
Below is a graph that shows population size and crime rates.
The values for a crime rates are per population of 100,000.
The crime rate data is from 2011 (the most recent completed FBI analysis available at the time of this post).
Below are the national average rates (per population of 100,000):
Violent Crime: 386.3
Murder & Manslaughter: 4.7
Forcible Rape: 26.8
Aggravated Assault: 241.1
Property Crime: 2908.7
Larceny Theft: 1976.9
Motor Vehicle Theft: 229.6