Go shopping in the next few days? Are you out of your ever-lovin’ mind?
Black Friday is upon us again, that annual sales event where crowds gather at store entrances in hopes of securing the best deals on holiday gifts. Without fail some of these shopping scrums end in fisticuffs as shoppers exchange blows over who gets the last discounted video game console or Rachel Ray cookware set.
To determine just where it’s most dangerous to participate in Black Friday we at Estately sought to determine where people are most likely to be participating in Black Friday sales and where people are most prone to violently attacking each other.
Criteria: expressed interest (via Facebook) in Black Friday sales events, plus FBI reports on frequency of aggravated assault. Combining these two factors, we find, or at least they find, that the most likely place you’re going to get beat up over that big-screen TV is Arkansas, which by not much of a coincidence is the home of Walmart and Sam’s Club. Oklahoma is seventh. At the very bottom is Massachusetts; whatever you might think of
Massholes residents of the Bay State, at least they’re not engaging in fisticuffs in front of the checkout counter — much.