[extropy-chat] Re: blah snip: Gun control [Australia]

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sat Apr 3 22:14:25 UTC 2004

At 02:33 PM 4/3/2004 -0700, peter wrote to some other list entirely:

>. . . and might I add, a quick google on crime stats in Australia landed me
>with this gem from Snopes, who was probably a lot more sober than I when he
>wrote this :
>< http://www.snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns.asp >

Indeed. Additionally, one might consult the underlying population stats:


which don't explain everything, but do need to be taken into account when 
anyone claims that X has risen (in raw numbers, not proportionally) by Y%.

Damien Broderick 

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