Wednesday, March 9, 2011 9:13:06 PM
It's not surprising at all that there are more suicides in the US with the use of firearms because they`re easy to get to. I mean if someone`s serious about killing themselves, they`d go for the easiest way possible (firearms), but if that`s not an option it`s still no going to discourage someone who`s serious.
What I did learn though was that the suicide rate in both countries are the same. That I actually did not know.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:36:11 PM
You are. Your entire post was `This data does not support my position so we must ask every concievable question about the data.`
Other facts: % of people experiencing (by country) Contact Crime: UK 3.6% - US 1.9% Burglary: UK 3.9% - US 2.6% Auto Thefts: UK 2.5% - US 2.1%
So, crime itself is not necessarily less in the UK. Granted, murders are higher in the United States with a rate of 5.0 per 100K (UK`s is 1.3), which is high enough to put the US in the top 100 countries (not the top 10, 25 or even 50, though).