Hoax "FBI Gun Violence Map" Goes Viral on Facebook

This “map” of “statistics” has been going around Facebook for a while, and recently made a bit of a resurgence. The map purports to show a correlation between areas of high crime and votes for Obama in 2012. There’s one problem—it’s a hoax.

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From a quick glance at the map, several problems immediately jump out:

1. Vermont had seven (7) murders for all of 2012, leading to a murder rate of 0.01 per 1,000 people, yet is dark blue on the supposed “gun violence” map.

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