> In a message dated 9/22/99 11:17:42 PM Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Mike Lorrey) writes:
> Crime is at least ten times higher in Massachusetts than in in New
> Hampshire, despite nearly equal population densities.
> This is incorrect. According to Encarta (www.encarta.msn.com) the area of New
> Hampshire is 9283 square miles. The area of Mass is 9241 square miles, or
> virtually the same. However the population of NH is only 1,172,709 (1997 est)
> and the population of Mass is 6,117,520. Therefore the population density for
> NH is 126.32 ppsm, for Mass. 661.99. This is quite a significant difference.
Sorry bout that. Though that was 1997, you are right, its quite a bit higher.