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 Gun control increases crime. New UK stats. 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:44 am 
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Unintended Consequences?: Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries… But it is the naming of Britain as the most violent country in the EU that is most shocking. The analysis is based on the number of crimes per 100,000 residents. In the UK, there are 2,034 offences per 100,000 people, way ahead of second-placed Austria with a rate of 1,677… The U.S. has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, Canada 935, Australia 92 and South Africa 1,609… But criminologists say crime figures can be affected by many factors, including different criminal justice systems and differences in how crime is reported and measured. In Britain, an affray is considered a violent crime, while in other countries it will only be logged if a person is physically injured… (Professor Dave Grossman argues that the rate of aggravated assault is a better measure of violent crime than the rate of murder because, in industrialized countries, medical advances have reduced the rate of fatality from violent attacks. [This is correct - JEO])


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... a-U-S.html

NOTE: The US violent crime rate is only 1/5 that of Great Britain. When DOJ researchers asked imprisoned violent felons why they avoided burglarizing occupied dwellings, the answer was fear of getting shot by the victim.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:33 pm 
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This report is pretty revealing.
When their gun control laws are criticized, some Brits always bring up that the US is way more violent than the UK. Before this, I had no way to refute that claim.
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Thanks for finding / posting this!


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