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Homicide drops off of US "Top causes of death" list

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posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 07:38 AM
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With all that hoopla over streets filling with blood regarding the relaxing of draconian gun laws in the US:


For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung illness that often develops in elderly people who have choked on their food.


It was never that high to begin with:


The government has been keeping a list of the top causes of death since 1949. Homicide has historically ranked fairly low. It was as high as 10th in 1989 and in 1991 through 1993, when the nation saw a surge in youth homicides related to the crack epidemic.

In the past decade, homicide's highest ranking was 13th. That was in 2001 and was due in part to the 9/11 attacks.


Perception is everything and when the nightly news beats you over the head with blood and death it takes its toll and warps reality.

More people kill themselves than are killed by others.

List on page 32 of CDC report: here




posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 07:53 AM
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Perception is everything and when the nightly news beats you over the head with blood and death it takes its toll and warps reality


I am among the easily influenced masses.
Thanks for the thread
Good to know.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:21 AM
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So it is official then, America is eating itself to death then.

Nothing new there !



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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Eating and sitting. The top causes can be related to lethargy and gluttony.

How else would a hedonistic nation die?



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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I was really surprised to see there are more suicides than murders in the US, and that it was the 10th largest cause of death. Amazing.. and sad. You never really hear about suicide on the news, just the shootings.

Most of the shootings you hear on the news are gangsters shooting gangsters .. homicide among "normal" people is very low it would seem.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 08:53 AM
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Yeah, it's a shocking thing to see. Why people in the US are more likely to kill themselves than be killed is a whole topic unto itself that could go on and on.

When folks like the Brady bunch collect stats to manipulate how guns are perceived they draw from that suicide and accident stat to inflate the "people killed by guns" (as if they are operating autonomously) number.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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Remember how jurors are demanding more evidence in court because they've been watching too much CSI? Well, turn that around. People are getting more educated on performing crime. All those murder-crime shows on TV, its educating people on how to murder without getting caught. Like how to make it look like an accident or suicide, and how to leave zero evidence.

Just a possibility.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 10:31 AM
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That doesn't change the number of people murdered. And those shows are not any more accurate about murder then they are about evidence. Just like medical shows don't accurately portray a hospital.
The murdered people are murdered, that is the statistic, it doesn't include if the perp got away with it or not.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 10:34 AM
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So does this mean that less people are dying from violence or is violence about the same and more people are now dying from all the chemicals and GMOs they put in our foods nowadays?

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that violent deaths are about the same but, deaths from other causes are on the rise because of all the crap in our foods and in the environment, not to mention whatever effect all this Wi-Fi everywhere is having on people's health.



posted on Jan, 13 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Actually crime is at the lowest since 1960.



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