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Although the ratio of violent crime to total population is [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 12:03
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Although the ratio of violent crime to total population is about the same in Clarksville and Metroville, there are almost 15% more gun owners in Metroville. The difference in gun ownership is the most logical explanation for the fact that there are 23% fewer homicides in Clarksville than Metroville.

The explanation rests on the assumption that

A)Most violent crimes in Metroville is connected to groups of organized criminals that do not operate in Clarksville

B)Fire ammunition is easy to obtain in Clarksville than Metroville

C) Clarksville and Metroville are far apart that crime in one does not affect the other

D)The number of criminals in Metroville are not larger in number than the number in Clarksville.

E) Clarksville does not have significantly better emergency medical services than Metroville.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 12:09
Extremely tricky one - close choice between D and E for me.

I will go with E.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 12:15
D.

% decrease (or increase) in homicides only makes sense if number of criminals are same at both cities.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 13:10
I am stuck between C and D.

on the exam day I will probably pick D.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 13:29
The argument is the following
There are more guns in M than in C
There rate of violent crimes is the same in C as in M
There are fewer homicides in C that in M

Therefore, there are fewer homicides in C that in M because there fewer guns.

A)Irrelevant.
B)It weaken the conclusion
C) Irrelevant
D)Irrelevant. Other people can have guns.
E) It introduces evidence that, if false, would weaken the conclusion. Since we are talking about homicides, the number of dead people by gun shot matters.

E should be. A tricky one.
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automan exactly my reasoning. If you shoot/stab/injure someone and he doesnt die its not a homicide, its a violent crime. Hence if they have the same amount of violent crime (in proportion to population), one reason why homicide might be higher in one city is because they are for example far away from any good hospitals and more violent crimes end up being homicides. Hope im making sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 19:27
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automan exactly my reasoning. If you shoot/stab/injure someone and he doesnt die its not a homicide, its a violent crime. Hence if they have the same amount of violent crime (in proportion to population), one reason why homicide might be higher in one city is because they are for example far away from any good hospitals and more violent crimes end up being homicides. Hope im making sense.


Perfect explanation.

However, would you please explain why (C) is irrevalent?

This is my reasoning.

- If criminals (criminals who have guns) can easily move between C and M, the fact that there are more guns in M than in C serves no purpose.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 22:00
Very Tricky but I vote for 'C'.
What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 22:19
Tricky indeed. But in the light of homicide definition. E might be more logical answer.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2005, 23:04
Thanks for the explanation xennie and automan !

OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2005, 06:52
Great question. Another reason why I need to slow down while reading these. I mistook violent crime to equate to homocide.

Should be E based on explanations given above.
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