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Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by badfast View Post
First, that is what I have been saying all along. You can't contribute one factor (gun ownership) and state it has a profound effect on another factor (crime rates).

You can argue statistically that the UK has higher crime rates, but someone else can say that the US has higher crime rates. 82% more than the UK according to your link.

For the bold:
How do you suppose? What variables do we have that Britain and Japan do not? We certainly don't have the same population density. Do you think that if the US reflected a similar population density it would have an effect on the population?
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Originally Posted by badfast View Post
And here is India vs the United States comparison from your(BF08) site:
http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/...d-States/Crime

Bigger population, lower crime rates....care to explain?
Murders > per 100,000 people 5.5 (India) 5.9 (US) 7% more than India
Rapes 1.7 (India) 30.2 (US) 17 times more than India
Robberies 1.6 (India) 146.4 (US) 91 times more than India
Total crimes 1,764,630 (India) 11,877,218 (US) 6 times more than India
With a population of 1,210,193,422 and total crimes at 1,764,630 is a rate of .15% That is 1 crime for every 686 people.
And? What's the point of comparing all these countries? The fact remains that despite strict gun control in some countries, crime is still high. Perhaps it's not the guns themselves but differences among societies then...
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