Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:20:17 PM
@Palfas: Obama's Orders are out: no eating of words by me!
Most are "window dressing" designed to LOOK useful but in fact? Do nothing. Some few make sense, it`s true. Others are "time bombs" they look simple enough NOW, but have the potential for vast mis-use and removal of freedoms.
Oh, but the US Gov`t would NEVER do that (`Japanese` Internment Camps) right?
(Japanese is in " because they were, in fact, full US Citizens, some 2nd or 3rd generation!)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:55:49 PM
@dang007 you are putting up numbers for different things, what's the point? Having somebody actually go through the data and provide something that is the same would be very interesting - I have no idea where it would come out but putting up data that is for different things achieves nothing but confusion.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:19:24 AM
@Holy God: Think thou do protest to much.
2009 (only year I could find data for in the 10 min. I looked.)
US violent crime (includes murder, Forcable rape, robbery, and Aggrevated assult.) 429.4 per 100,000
UK (Data below, I tried to find the def of Violence against person but assuming it DOES include the offences listed here the rate subtracting out what is NOT included in the US is ~800/100,000.
Still not sure the UK is better.
In England and Wales, there were 880,000 "Violence against the person" crimes in 2008â€“9, equivalent to 16 per thousand people. There were about 50,000 sexual offences during the same period, just under 1 per thousand. Other areas of crime included robbery (80,000; equivalent to around 1.5 crimes/per thousand), burglary (285,000; 5 per thousand) and vehicle theft (150,000; 3 per thousand).