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The numbers are in....

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sheldon J, Jul 22, 2009.

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  1. Sheldon J

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    By and large, crime is a product of a number of social issues, rather than the level of infringement to the right to own and carry weapons. This list reads like a who's who in the world of socialism, so I wonder how much more a socialist ruled society is apt to these statistics.
     
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    Daily Mail, why am I not surprised, one of the most self loathing of the UK papers.

    Trouble is the "facts" aren't.......

    Each of the countries has a totally different definition of what is a "violent crime, for example in the UK, "affray" counts which encompasses everything from swearing at a PC at a demonstration to the recent classic where a journalist was arrested for taking photographs of some PC's in a scary manner....Actually because he was tall. I jest not

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/15/tall_photographers/

    Each of the countries has a different capture point, for example the UK counts all initial reports to the police, not if there is a case brought.
     
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    everallm, I wouldn't put to much faith in whatever the UK government tells you about crime staistics. As I recall just a couple of years ago they were caught lumping all crimes in a general area, within a certain amount of time, as one crime. That kept the crime rate from rising, for reporting purposes anyway.

    And I did live there for five years, and still travel frequently to London for business.
     
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