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UK more violent than America!!
« on: September 30, 2002, 11:40:09 AM »



Britain, Australia top U.S.
in violent crime
Rates Down Under increase despite strict gun-control measures

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By Jon Dougherty



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© 2001 WorldNetDaily.com
Law enforcement and anti-crime activists regularly claim that the United States tops the charts in most crime-rate categories, but a new international study says that America's former master -- Great Britain -- has much higher levels of crime.

The International Crime Victims Survey, conducted by Leiden University in Holland, found that England and Wales ranked second overall in violent crime among industrialized nations.

Twenty-six percent of English citizens -- roughly one-quarter of the population -- have been victimized by violent crime. Australia led the list with more than 30 percent of its population victimized.

The United States didn't even make the "top 10" list of industrialized nations whose citizens were victimized by crime.

Jack Straw, the British home secretary, admitted that "levels of victimization are higher than in most comparable countries for most categories of crime."

Highlights of the study indicated that:


The percentage of the population that suffered "contact crime" in England and Wales was 3.6 percent, compared with 1.9 percent in the United States and 0.4 percent in Japan.

Burglary rates in England and Wales were also among the highest recorded. Australia (3.9 percent) and Denmark (3.1 per cent) had higher rates of burglary with entry than England and Wales (2.8 percent). In the U.S., the rate was 2.6 percent;

"After Australia and England and Wales, the highest prevalence of crime was in Holland (25 percent), Sweden (25 percent) and Canada (24 percent). The United States, despite its high murder rate, was among the middle ranking countries with a 21 percent victimization rate," the London Telegraph said.

England and Wales also led in automobile thefts. More than 2.5 percent of the population had been victimized by car theft, followed by 2.1 percent in Australia and 1.9 percent in France. Again, the U.S. was not listed among the "top 10" nations.

The study found that Australia led in burglary rates, with nearly 4 percent of the population having been victimized by a burglary. Denmark was second with 3.1 percent; the U.S. was listed eighth at about 1.8 percent.
Interestingly, the study found that one of the lowest victimization rates -- just 15 percent overall -- occurred in Northern Ireland, home of the Irish Republican Army and scene of years of terrorist violence.

Analysts in the U.S. were quick to point out that all of the other industrialized nations included in the survey had stringent gun-control laws, but were overall much more violent than the U.S.



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crazy eh?

shame after the US comeback they dont quote the comparative figures for fatal encounters.
 

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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2002, 05:06:36 PM »
Hm, interesting.  I always feel pretty safe in america, I dunno, I guess it's where I live though, and my skin color.  Good to see we're not the worst at everything.  
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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2002, 05:14:09 PM »
I ain't shocked.... more amused people are mislead.
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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2002, 03:16:58 AM »
ya  not that safe in the US... u have a greater chance of being murdered.. guess it evens out

Nation________________Year___Homicide_Rate
>_______________________________per_100,000
>________________________________population
>__________________________________________
>South_Africa__________1995___________75.30
>Colombia______________1996___________64.60
>Colombia______________2000___________59.
>Latin_America_________1994___________28.4
>Estonia_______________1994___________28.21
>Brazil________________1993___________19.04
>Mexico________________1994___________17.58
>Philippines___________1996___________16.20
>Taiwan________________1996____________8.12
>N._Ireland____________1994____________6.09
>United_States_________1999____________5.70
>Argentina_____________1994____________4.51
>Hungary_______________1994____________3.53
>Finland_______________1994____________3.24
>Portugal______________1994____________2.98
>Mauritius_____________1993____________2.35
>Israel________________1993____________2.32
>Scotland______________1994____________2.24
>Canada________________1996____________2.1
>Slovenia______________1994____________2.01
>Australia_____________1994____________1.86
>Singapore_____________1994____________1.71
>France________________1998____________1.64
>South_Korea___________1994____________1.62
>Italy_________________1998____________1.54
>Australia_____________1998____________1.5
>New_Zealand___________1993____________1.47
>Belgium_______________1990____________1.41
>England_and_Wales_____1998____________1.30
>Sweden________________1993____________1.30
>Denmark_______________1993____________1.21
>Germany_______________1998____________1.18
>Austria_______________1994____________1.17
>Greece________________1994____________1.14
>France________________1994____________1.12
>Netherlands___________1994____________1.11
>Switzerland___________1998____________1.06
>Kuwait________________1995____________1.01
>Norway________________1993____________0.97
>Spain_________________1993____________0.95
>Japan_________________1994____________0.62
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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2002, 10:16:01 AM »
Britain is being swamped with tons of Muslim immigants who are comitting alot of crime.
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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2002, 10:25:09 AM »
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Britain is being swamped with tons of Muslim immigants who are comitting alot of crime.


do you know that you just threw a racist comment?
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2002, 10:40:30 AM »
its not racist. its actually true.
we have lots of illegal immigrants here.
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Re: UK more violent than America!!
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2002, 01:16:56 PM »
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Britain is being swamped with tons of Muslim immigants who are comitting alot of crime.

Is that a surprise ? They're muslims... ::)


















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