Request: Gun Violence per country


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Panzercat
February 16, 2012, 05:32 PM
I lost the link, but is there a chance somebody still has the article that lists the gun violence per country ratio? I saw it in a sig, even had it once, but now it's gone, gone, gone. It's the one where the US was actually further down than most other countries. Thanks peeps :)

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Hamilton Felix
February 16, 2012, 06:23 PM
i have a hunch that data collection methods will make accurate comparisons difficult.

Also, funny facts turn up. Japan has very little violence with guns, because they have so few guns, so they claim superiority over "violent and dangerous" America. But if you combine crime deaths by gun with deaths by suicide, living in Japan is much more hazardous. They have a super high suicide rate.

I wish you luck, this is an interesting subject, but it won't be easy to get a fair "apples to apples" comparison between nations.

tyeo098
February 16, 2012, 06:28 PM
i have a hunch that data collection methods will make accurate comparisons difficult.

Also, funny facts turn up. Japan has very little violence with guns, because they have so few guns, so they claim superiority over "violent and dangerous" America. But if you combine crime deaths by gun with deaths by suicide, living in Japan is much more hazardous. They have a super high suicide rate.

I wish you luck, this is an interesting subject, but it won't be easy to get a fair "apples to apples" comparison between nations.
Thats simply because they banned guns from the beginning after WWII.
Nobody has guns, not the good guys, not the criminals. Only the police (if that), what little military they have, and anime characters have guns.

303tom
February 16, 2012, 08:59 PM
Levels of gun violence vary greatly across the world, with very high rates in Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, South Africa, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Jamaica, as well as high levels in Russia, The Phillipines, Thailand, and some other underdeveloped countries, Levels of gun violence are low in Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many other countries. The United States has the highest rate of gun related injuries (not deaths per capita) among developed countries, though they also have the highest rate of gun ownership.

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