Originally posted by Ridhya
What a biased piece of garbage, theyre talking about gun BANS and trying to connect it to limitations in the US.
Just look at how well society works in the US... highest firearms deaths now imagine if everyone has an auto AR15, suddenly its already escalated,
bigger guns means bigger balls to use them in smaller situation.
Look at Canada and Scandinavia - we have heavy restrictions and little crime. Before you wholly legalise firearms whose only design is to kill, maybe
you should fix your society and poverty first.
A simple Google search yielded these results, beginning with the crime rate in Vancouver:
"As of 2008, Vancouver had the seventh highest crime rate, dropping 3 spots since 2005, among Canada's 27 census metropolitan areas."
An article from The Daily dated Thursday, July 20th 2006 reports:
"Canada's national crime rate, based on incidents reported to police, fell 5% last year — despite increases in serious crimes such as homicide,
attempted murder, serious assaults and robbery. Declines in non-violent offences such as counterfeiting, break-ins and auto thefts accounted for most
of the decline in the crime rate, which fell in every province and territory...The homicide rate increased 4% to the highest level in almost a
A report written by Dave Park, assistant managing director and chief economist for the Vancouver Board of Trade reported that in comparison with other
developed countries, crime rates in Canada are relatively high and the U.N. crime victims survey has placed Canada in the high risk group for violent
contact crimes, worse than the United States
That same report goes on to state that according to criminal victimization surveys, between 1999 and 2004, violent crime in the U.S. declined by 1/3
while in Canada it stayed virtually the same. That report goes on to claim that in Canada only about 1/3 of crimes are actually reported to police,
which would mean 2/3 go unaccounted for, which might give the impression of a lowered crime rate that actually doesn't exist.
The report also states that in 2004 there were more than 2.7 million violent crimes, which inflicted over 650,000 physical injuries.
And speaking of fixing "our" poverty first, here's what this same report has to say about Vancouver's poverty; The homeless situation has been
worsening as has been the resources available to deal with such situations.
These statistics and figures are just for Vancouver alone which is just one of the 27 metropolitan areas in Canada. No doubt a thorough research
would yield more revealing facts and truths about the crime rate in Canada, but who am I to quote people who have actually done studies on the matter?
Better to take the word of an angry hoser, who will just declare all of this more propaganda, eh?