Discussion in 'Politics' started by yidnar, Jan 3, 2013.
Reminds me of the whole Romney "We've got our own polls" data. Totally biased; totally useless. Posted by a total racist waste of a human being. GFY
So, your saying the right wing United Nations got it wrong?
funny how the left ignores facts even from organizations they worship like the UN when the facts weaken their argument.
We got a news paper here in the US, who thought it would be cute to post a map of all the registered gun owners.
I am sure right now, some criminals are using it as a guide to know who not to rob. It's must be nice having a map to every home that does not have a registered gun on the premises.
I do not see a UN link. I see one to a web page on a web site I have never heard of.
Here's a link to the United Nations for homicide rates around the world: http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=UNODC&f=tableCode:1
I sorted for just the US and Great Britain, and got this result:
You can find the United Nations Excel table for robberies here: http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/crime/CTS12_Robbery.xls
Here are the numbers for the US and Great Britian. Click on all three to enlarge them:
So what can we conclude from the opening post and the actual United Nations figures?
We see that the US has, by far, a higher homicide rate than the UK.
We see that England and Wales used to have higher robbery rates than the US prior to 2007, but that the gap closed in 2008 and 2009, and then widened again in 2010, but not as wide as in the past.
We can also see that Ireland and Scotland have much lower robbery rates than the US.
What we can conclude from this is that the person who wrote the OP was very carefully cherry picking crime data out of all the world's crime data in an attempt to prove a much wider proposition that cannot be supported by such a narrow frame.
the thread is about home invasions per capita .
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