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U.S. "overcounts" homicides compared to other countries ... link please?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by jad0110, Apr 17, 2007.

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  1. jad0110

    jad0110 Member

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    I remember reading a post on THR sometime back about how the U.S. includes in it's homicide count actual murders, justifiable homicides, and suicides while other countries count only murders (thus, making the U.S. homicide rate look far worse than other countries).

    Can someone please post links to supporting info on this, I haven't been able to find it. I think it may be helpful to make this information some more visibility, as I've seen this issue come up an increasing amount in the last few hours.

    Thanks!
     
  2. illspirit

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    According to the FBI, they don't:

    Source.

    The Brady bunch, on the other hand includes suicides, accidents, people tripping over a gun and hitting their head, self defense, etc.. as "gun violence." Hence how 10K homicides magically transforms into 30K in their propaganda.
     
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    Ahhh, perhaps that was what I was thinking of.
     
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    They also fail to state that the number one killer with firearms is still, and has been for years, *drum roll* police action, and by a wide margin.

    Kind of...convenient...for them, huh? :rolleyes:
    Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )
     
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