This isn’t a surprising statistic, but it’s worth remembering.
- Gun homicides occurred in 15 of the state’s 72 counties and were concentrated in urban areas. The city of Milwaukee, with just over 10 percent of the state’s population, had two-thirds of its gun homicides, at 76. Beloit had the second-highest total, with six, followed by Racine, with four.
I’m willing to bet that per capita gun ownership is higher in rural counties than in urban ones. Gun crime isn’t about the guns. It’s about the culture. And those who focus on the guns are just making it that much more difficult to address the real sources of crime.