I received an answer a couple of days ago to the challenge I have issued, for anyone to show me another city in the United States, of the same size, which has the same child death rate as Colorady City, Arizona, home of the FLDS.
Here is the resonse to the challenge:
I accept your challenge in regards to explaining the number of children ran over by cars in Colorado City.According to the NTSA the per-capita child pedestrian fatality rate is 1.6 per 100,000. Using their formula the rate for Colorado City is 1.79 per 100,000. Colorado City has a marginally higher rate than the rest of the country.This minute increase can easily be attributed to there being more children in that population than in other areas. For instance you used Lake Havasu so I'll use that population as well. Colorado City has 3.28 times more children age 15 and under than Lake Havasu. With over 300% more children there are going to be more incidences of any nature involving children.I look forward to your reply.
Here is my reply:
Are you telling me that Colorado City, Arizona has more children in it than the entire state of Connecticut? Just to be fair I compared Colorado City to an entire state, which had the same number of deaths, in the same time period.
Also, ma'am, you have failed to meet my challenge by showing me another city in America, of the same size, which mirrors the phenomenon of the Colorado City cemetery, which is over 50% bodies of children.
Nine deaths by non-traffic accidents in the same time period as Connecticut, a state with over 3 million people?
The entire state of Connecticut with a population of 3,405,565 in 2000, had a total number of child deaths, caused by cars in non-traffic accidents, in the same time period [ie being accidentally run/backed over in a driveway] 1990-present of 9, yet they have over 800,000 children under 18 living in their state, while the city of Colorado City, AZ has only 2,782.
This means Connecticut children have an 0.11% chance of being killed in this manner, whereas the children of Colorado City have a 32.35% of dying the same way. One number is minuscule and the other enormous.
Do you honestly think that’s normal? Is your argument the same as the residents of Colorado City, which is that more of their children die because they have more of them?
I’ll tell you the same thing I told a Mohave County Supervisor who used the very same illogical argument, “I can see if you are raising a lot of chickens how you might run over a few here and there. But children? Just because you have more children per household, doesn’t mean you accidentally kill more children. Or, maybe it does.
Maybe I am right and polygamy as a lifestyle is very dangerous to children, because there are too many of them to properly supervise. That means there is, at the very least, some indication of neglectful supervision of the children of polygamy in Colorado City.
Colorado City, Arizona does not have more children than the state of Connecticut, 2,782 is not more than 800,000 no matter how you cut it. Yet there are 800,000 children in Connecticut, raised by single or two-parent families, who are obviously much safer than the 2,782 children in Colorado City, raised in polygamy.
I would very much like to thank you for giving me the idea to contact the NTSA about these odd numbers.