Yeah.....not seeing it. All I see is a map with clickable state-by-state data. So could you please link where they have the stats compared by region? Not sure where to find it.
I mean, if you want to play games here, you can look at California by itself and say that it is, by itself, worse off than most of the bible belt. It also depends on what states considered "bible belt" specifically, since that can vary as well. Or that between it and New York alone they have a higher crime rate than ______. It all depends on what parameters you want to play with and cherry pick. For instance, the biggest prison in Kansas is Leavenworth....but Leavenworth is a central primary pen for military prisoners too, and people from all OVER the US (especially military) are shipped there to serve their time, increasing the % incarcerated over the actual crime rate of criminal acts occurring in KS. Particularly in a state with such a small overall population. So, what relevance?