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Physical assault in Australia vs. the United States

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by Stephen Maize, Jan 25, 2020.

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  1. Stephen Maize

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    Assault with force

    Australia 2.3% 1988 USA 1.7%

    Australia 2.3% 1991 USA 2.1%

    Australia 2.4% 2000 USA 2.1%

    Australia 1.1% 2004 USA 1.2%

    Physical Assault

    Australia 4.3% 1998 USA 3.1%

    Australia 4.7% 2002 USA 1.9%

    Australia 4.8% 2005 USA 1.7%

    Australia 3.1% 2008 USA 1.6%

    Australia 2.9% 2009 USA 1.4%

    Australia 2.7% 2010 USA 1.6%

    Australia 3.0% 2011 USA 1.9%

    Australia 2.7% 2012 USA 2.2%

    Australia 2.3% 2013 USA 1.9%

    Australia 2.1% 2014 USA 1.6%

    Australia 2.4% 2015 USA 1.4%

    Australia 2.4% 2016 USA 1.6%

    Australia 2.4% 2017 USA 1.6%

    Assaults with force is according to the International Victimization Survey. Physical Assaults is according to the Australia Crime and Safety survey and Australia crime Victimization survey. Australia crime victimization surveys are 15 and older, while the United States National Crime Victimization Survey is 12 and older. 15 and older would drop the USA assaults by one percentage point or stay the same.

    crime Victimization survey https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/mf/4530.0
     
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    Summary - The data shows that the risk of being attacked in Australia was generally higher than the US.

    Conclusion -
    Since Australia is often thrown up to us as a model for how we should regulate firearms, knowing that the risk of being attacked is higher in Australia than the US is a useful counter to those claims of Australia being safer than the US.

    When Antis try to paint other countries with draconian firearms restrictions as better than the US , having citeable information that those countries are actually no safer than the US is valuable to shut those arguments down. Conversely, if they point to lower homicide rates it is clear the data indicates that there's no correlation between violence rates and rates of ownership of firearms or liberal firearms laws since there's no consistency in trying to correlate our lower violence rates, higher homicide rates, and very high firearms ownership rates and numbers. If there's no consistent correlation then there's another root cause than firearms.
     
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