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

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Apr 4 19:18:35 UTC 2004

At 09:52 AM 4/4/2004 -0700, Mike wrote:

>It appears that the ONLY categories where Australia's crime rates are
>even as close as double New Hampshire's crime rates are larceny theft
>and murder/manslaughter. The rest range from 3-7 times higher than NH's
>crime rates.... the Murder/manslaughter rate for Australia is 1.8 per 100,000,
>which is double the rate here in NH.

This is very silly, Mike. Why are you comparing one small rural state with 
an entire diverse country? Try comparing NH with... well, it's hard to find 
a part of Australia small, compact and homogeneous enough to make any cf. 
valid. Maybe the Australian Capital Territory:  (pop. 322,680) year 2001-2 
homicides: 2 women, no men, 0.62 per 100,000.

http://www.aic.gov.au/research/homicide/stats/genderv.html [this chart 
confuses ACT and NT, given comments below it]

Rates per 100,000 for states and the whole country; extremely stable for 
the nation, about 1.9:


Damien Broderick

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