[extropy-chat] Gun control yet again
thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 2 17:35:49 UTC 2004
At 08:42 AM 4/2/2004 -0800, Mike wrote:
> > Australia is seeking to curtail the use of swords in self-defense
> > of self, home and property.
>Have I ever said I'm not surprised? While crime is skyrocketing, in
>spite of police jiggering of crime stats (like calling multiple
>muggings on one night a single crime) in those countries, here in NH,
>we have the lowest crime rates in the entire US. Our murder rate is
>comparable to Switzerland, while our property crime rates are many
>times lower than the rest of the industrialized nations.
I drag myself numbly again thru some googling. NH in 2000 had a population
of 1 235 786 and 22 people were murdered. My home state of Victoria had a
population of 4 765 900, 3.85 times larger. The number murdered seems to
have been about 60, rather than the pro rata NH rate of 85.
(Lately there's been a lot of naughty internecine murderous action between
crime families/gangs, which will have changed the stats, and has no bearing
on the general topic.)
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