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Let's Take A Look At REAL Crime Stats, Thank You

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piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3637 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:17:41 AM
AntEconomist Usualy if you have a curiosity you inform yourself about it,you do some research and cause you seem to be so spiteful i inform you that i said "classified" not "defined" as you say.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:16:49 AM
Here is the link you were looking for @AntEconomist. Page 55 first paragraph. England includes minor assaults such as pushing and shoving in their numbers. The US only includes aggravated assault in their numbers.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:03:26 AM
Sorry piperfawn, it doesn't work that way. He who makes the claim has the responsibility for backing it up.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2305 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:00:42 AM
[quote">England has a much greater Violent Crime Rate than the US because they include many more types of crimes than the US does. [/quote">
Not to pick out just you @markust, because this point is argued by many. Here is a fair, Internationally standardized comparison:

Source

While violent crime differentials are not as drastic as this man claims, here are some standardized stats (2004-2005):

US -> Canada -> England and Wales
Robbery: 0.6 -> 0.8 -> 1.4
Sexual Assault: 1.4 -> 0.8 -> 0.9
Burglary: 2.0 -> 2.5 -> 3.5

So, while there is an argument to be made regarding a face-value comparison of these stats, in most cases (sexual assault is strangely high), England and Wales has a multiple of the US crime rates.

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2039 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:51:42 AM
lol... this is like comparing obesity. England and America have comparable levels of obese people but America has a FAR higher level of morbidly obese people.

This guy is right in what he is saying though... it's easy to spout facts out of context. I'd be interested to know about the total number of unnatural deaths per 100,000 - including suicides, accidental gun-related, manslaughter etc etc.

I wonder if these data include all those recent school shootings...

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3637 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:51:06 AM
AntEconomist There is a think called Google that is going around from some years...use it! Try to search law codes for the two countries for example, i am not your internet biatch.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:46:56 AM
Shoes and fits, piperfawn. You claimed that "violent crime" is defined differently in the US versus the UK. You didn't cite evidence of this claim. Heck, I would have been satisfied with an unsubstantiated set of examples.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:46:47 AM
Our penal system has a lot to do with our crime rate. In the US we do not rehabilitate our criminals we punish them.

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:42:43 AM
Boy he nailed it at the end but it didn't make up for his lazy number checking. England has a much greater Violent Crime Rate than the US because they include many more types of crimes than the US does.

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3637 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:38:45 AM
AntEconomist if you are referring to me i would like to remember that everytime i posted datas about this topic they was all numbers specificaly restricted to "guns crimes" and deaths due to weapons. So don't try it with me.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 216 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:34:40 AM
I'm amused at how the gun controllers are quick to point to Europe (without citing evidence) as being a safer place. Then, when someone actually quotes data, they claim (again without citing evidence) that differences in definitions make the data irrelevant.

It reminds me too much of the creationists arguing with the biologists.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:33:41 AM
why is he fapping an invisible richard?

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3637 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:28:26 AM
Aaand where he talk about "GUNS" crimes? He just talk about a non specified and genericals "violent" crime that are differently classified in different countries with differents laws,i repeat he is an idiot.

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3637 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:21:44 AM
Accurate datas?They are accurate like his mother taking anticonceptionals pills. Pears and oranges on the same balance don't give a fair price.Laws and what is considered crime are differents in different coutries. And i hate his voice,he is an idiot.

lauriloo
Female, 40-49, Midwest US
 1804 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:18:46 AM
The ironic part of what that guy said is that the GOP has no interest in funding the things that the guy claims will fix the violent crime problems in big cities. They just want to put more guns into the system (and they not so secretly hope that minorities kill each other off). So, nothing will get done as long as the GOP has any blockade ability in congress. EVERYBODY knows better education and lowering poverty will help lower crime more than gun control would. BUT, we have to do what we CAN do, not what we WISH we could accomplish. Nobody thinks banning assault weapons will fix common gun crime. But it will lower the number of people killed in the mass killings. Maybe a small thing in the big picture but it's SOME progress that doesn't hurt anyone since nobody needs one of those weapons. People need to stop the "If we can't fix everything, we shouldn't try to fix anything" mentality. Same goes for climate change. It's lazy thinking.

incubus_inc
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 937 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:17:15 AM
That's my maaaaaan throwin' down.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2537 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:04:00 AM
Cue MacGuffin to try to argue....

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 631 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:59:46 AM
Round 1
FIGHT!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:58:14 AM

Pooptart19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2241 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 7:45:59 AM
Link: Let's Take A Look At REAL Crime Stats, Thank You [Rate Link] - Is the USA a den of crime due to guns or is it just politicians and the media manipulating the info to fit their agenda?

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