For what reasons do you think California and Texas seemingly had a disproportionate number of murders than Pennsylvania and New York in 2015? Please do your research and include the references that support your answer. Explain your answer here:

. Calculate the variance and standard deviation for the top 22 states with the most number of total murders. Round off your answer to the nearest whole number.

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Variance
Standard Deviation

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. In California, given that a specific person was murdered by a firearm, what was the probability that the murder was committed with a rifle? Simplify all fraction answers.

Answer
Probability

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. In Texas, given that a specific person was murdered by a firearm, what is the probability that the murder was committed either with a rifle or a shotgun? Simplify all fraction answers.

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Probability

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. Choose 2 states, and determine how many more times likely a person is to be murdered using a rifle in one state compared to the other state if the person is murdered. Simplify all fraction answers.

Chosen States Probability

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The number of times more likely (rounded to the nearest thousandths)

. For what reasons do you think California and Texas seemingly had a disproportionate number of murders than Pennsylvania and New York in 2015? Please do your research and include the references that support your answer.

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Reference

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). (2015). Table 20: Murder by states, types of weapons, 2015. Retrieved from https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2015/crime-in-the-u.s.-2015/tables/table-20