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Canada Vs. USA: Suicide Edition!

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Canada Vs. USA: Suicide Edition!
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Hey Canada, we`re falling behind! Features some truth about ``gun control`` as a bonus!
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 231 Posts
Sunday, May 15, 2011 7:48:15 PM
well another factor to take into is that america is 10 times freaking bigger than canada

Male, 40-49, Western US
 254 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 6:51:20 PM
But you don't have Oakland!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Friday, March 11, 2011 3:47:08 AM

From your figures:

UK's contact crime rate: 89% higher.
UK`s burglary crime rate: 50% higher.
UK`s auto thefts crime rate: 19% higher.

USA`s murder rate: 285% higher!

I`ll take my slightly higher rate of crimes that don`t KILL me, rather than your catastrophically higher murder rate, thank you very much.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 1081 Posts
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.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5455 Posts
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:36:11 PM
Musuko42-"Who's spinning."

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).

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