True, but I suppose I don't consider it a large enough difference (compared to the total number), but that may be rather callous of me (it's certainly not an insignificant difference for those effected). And there are margins of error (unreported crimes, mislabeled crimes, differences in reporting methods, etc.), though whether this "helps" make the US look better or worse is obviously an unknown. Absolutely not my intention. Quite frankly its a shame that the statistics have/had been this way (the data is a few years old now, so it may have changed since). But the reason to bring it up is that it seems clear to me, that the difference in socio-economic disparity is still a driving factor here (though it doesn't of course rule out guns as another possible factor).