Indeed, if one looks for comparative rape statistics, one gets bizarre and frankly incredible results; there is nothing that one has to be more cautious in interpreting than comparative crime statistics. All the same, the USA does seem to have a very specific problem among western antions with shootings and in particular mass shootings. Though it is obviously absurd to say that American society in general is more dangerous than European society.
Yes, but Switzerland is a highly ordered society and the matter seems to be carefully regulated in Finland; so it does not follow if that if the gun laws were altered in countries like the UK or France to resemble the sitauation in the USA, there would not be unfortunate consequences, or that better gun control in the USA would not have good consequences.I believe Finland and Switzerland have more gun ownership per head than the USA.
Glad you brought up suicide, which is actually one of the big problems of crime statistics, especially those involving guns. In the US, suicides with firearms are included in the overall number numbers for gun deaths, which dwarf homicides and murders. Many other countries who provide statistics on firearm violence do not include suicides in the number, hence theirs are much lower.Well, there's always things like this, as somewhere to perhaps at least start talking about what it going on:
That said, crime statistics is a bit like the suicide statistics of the 1960's. Some countries back then got VERY high scores because suicide was NOT religiously or morally censured there, but rather seen as a psycho-social problem. While other countries miraculously reported NO suicides, except they instead had large categories of weird "accidents" that annually led to the death of a bunch of people.
The pictures formed reflect what people consider criminal behaviour AND report as such to the authorities, not directly what the laws say.
Unhealthy for someone outside the US maybe, but its purely opinion to label it as unhealthy, as I could just as easily say its unhealthy to not possess guns, because then one is completely reliant on an uncaring govt for all protection.You do have the problem of plentiful guns and in my opinion an unhealthy gun culture in the USA.
They are, and they are killing folk near the border, but they're not stacking bodies like the inner city gangs are, who are killing one another as if they're preparing for the Olympics. Those places are where the massive crime statistic numbers are racked up, to the point the police there were completely overwhelmed, and that before the national turn against the police, which caused the "Drive and Wave" problem where, nation wide and especially in major cities with major crime problems, police are not responding efficiently (or at all) to crimes in progress for fear that should they intervene and it goes south and ends up involved use of force they will end up being charged for crimes, including murder, by overzealous district attorneys trying to make a name for themselves to run for future offices.Not just hang culture but cartels. Cartels are active operators on Texas.
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