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Countries A and B are in competition to draw tourists to

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Countries A and B are in competition to draw tourists to their countries. In Country A, about 2,500 violent crimes are reported per year. In Country B, about 1,000 violent crimes are reported per year. Trying to draw tourists away from Country A, officials in Country B use these violent crime statistics to claim it has a lower violent crime rate than Country A.

Which of the following, if true, would most undermine Country B’s argument that it has the lower violent crime rate?

A. Most violent criminals in Country B are repeat offenders.
B. White-collar crime is higher in Country B than in Country A.
C. The population of Country A is 20 times greater than the population of Country B.
D. Country B has fewer tourists than Country A.
E. Country A has a better prison system than Country B.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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One of the classic GMAT type of CR concept-statistical error.
Be wary whenever premise compares rate/ratio/proportion of two entities and concludes in favor of one. The reasoning is most likely be linked to the overall # of the entities.

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