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Why Switzerland Has The Lowest Crime Rate In The World

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:22 PM

Wow! The Swiss government provides ammunition to the people for free!! Here is the US you have to pay quite a bit if you can find ammo in stock. The Swiss with the lowest crime rate are giving out ammo while the US is trying to find ways to take guns away and over step the 2nd amendment.

2010 - most updated year - US crime rate

10,329,135 Total
1,246,248 Violent
9,082,887 Property
14,748 Murder
84,767 Rape
367,832 Robbery
778,901 Assult
2,159,878 Burglary
6,185,867 Theft - Larceny
737,142 Theft - Vehicle

Swiss Total Crime
2009 94,574

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by mileslong54

Sure that may have a factor in it . But also consider the Economy , the GDP , the unemployment rate , and living standards

Small country can afford to keep the people a little above the water then big bad u.s, a who is flooded with illegal immigration of people who work cash jobs and don't pay back into the system and suck it out lol

The economy of Switzerland is one of the world's most stable economies. Its policy of long-term monetary security and political stability has made Switzerland a safe haven for investors, creating an economy that is increasingly dependent on a steady tide of foreign investment. Because of the country's small size and high labor specialisation, industry and trade are the keys to Switzerland's economic livelihood. Switzerland has achieved one of the highest per capita incomes in the world with low unemployment rates and a balanced budget. The service sector has also come to play a significant economic role.

GDP CHF 550.6 billion (2010)

Inflation (CPI) 0.2%

Unemployment 3.1% (2011)

poverty is a pretty big cause of crime. They go hand in hand. also the population of people trying to grab government hand outs , does not get to everybody because of all the corruption.

Sure i love for people who have guns, but also there are certain people who don't have the mental responsiblity to own a gun. They are the ones i fear of having a gun.

Drunken rampage ,
Cheating wife rage
Drug abuse shootout etc

Everyone should get psychological tests along with there firearm

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by mileslong54


I wonder what the statistic would be of ATS members that were unaware of this.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:32 PM
Good on the Swiss. They have actualized the painful fact that unless people are realistically threatened with their lives, we as human WILL ABSOLUTELY rape, rob, beat and/or kill our fellow humans. In the US we have been led to believe that you don't need to be armed to be safe. A real cute notion, but just not the case.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by mileslong54
WHILE I AGREE that gun regulations need to be looked at closely and do not presently agree with a good many restrictions on the right to bear arms (etc.) in the US, there are some other fair points to make here: Switzerland has about 1/40th the population of the US; they have a *slightly* different (ok, VERY different) means of governing themselves - direct democracy; (insert various other facts about the multitude of differences, standards of living, etc. here).

So, no - it's probably not all about the gun thing, although I have no doubt that helps.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:40 PM
Sounds awesome. I think that part of the reason for low crime is also the manditory military, or other required, service for those who are 19 to 35 yrs of age. I feel that a military style boot camp and military service is good for young people to experience. In Switzerland, for those who do not qualify for military service, they are usually required to perform some other kind of service for the community. I really wish we could have something like that here. It seems like there is alot of wasted youth in the US.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:41 PM
The Swiss have a country the size of a state we need info percentage wise of crime per population.
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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:45 PM
I think their de facto legalization of drugs (actually, their "Harm-Reduction" policies) goes a long way towards explaining any possible disparity in crime rates.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 01:54 PM
the swiss are very much like the germans for laws.
you do something wrong you get the book thrown at you.

nobody argues with the police in switzerland or germany.
Not like the police in the UK.
no wonder the kids in the UK think they are indestructable, the police have no time to do their jobs as there is so much 'paper work' to be done.
then the courts let people off for anything.

posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by mileslong54

try searching for the National Geographic mag for a full interview done on Switzerland about 20yrs ago ..
) even IF, the town gets over run.. there's a HUGE surprise for anyone that has the balls to go into one of their empty cities..

suffice it to say.. the country is set up to make the most hardened invaders think twice


edit to add: and shoulder weapons won't be the only thing to deal with LOL

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posted on Jan, 26 2012 @ 11:16 PM
reply to post by mileslong54

Guns or no guns - If the playing field is level everybody wins.

Everybody has a gun? Great. You know what to expect, people get used to the new normal.

Nobody has a gun? Fine too because then you avoid those pesky accidental gun cleaning accidents and your gun death rate drops significantly. Only the criminals would have guns you say? Not if you offered the death penalty for having one.

It is when the numbers become out of balance that you have a recipe for trouble. When most of your guns are in the hands of criminals or kids and the Police are outgunned themselves and so can't protect you - situations and scenarios like that, any disparity becomes a BIG problem. You better have a gun if everyone else does.

I always said, "Everyone should have a gun and know how to use it."

Here in FL, I would have to say half of all burglary suspects are shot by the homeowner.

Makes a thief think twice before trying to get in a home where someone may be home.
Thieves are killed on the news all the time around here.
I wonder if the Police should be paying some of these homeowners for cleaning up the streets.

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by mileslong54

Yep! you are right. Everyone has guns, and the ammo is provided for free. This is why the Nazi War Machine didn't invade the Swiss. History shows that every country invaded by the Germans was a country whose weapons had been banned earlier. Notice a trend here?

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 05:50 AM
reply to post by autowrench

Sorry, but no, that's not the reason why the Nazis didn't invade. It was because the Swiss collaborated. See NAZI GOLD, by Tom Bower.

They gave the Germans the names of all the German Jews with Swiss bank accounts where they had deposited all kinds of goods for safekeeping. The Jews were all murdered and the Swiss kept the goods, so that they profited wildly from this evil alliance. Moreover, they turned back all refugees, knowing that they would be murdered, which was a way of appeasing the Germans and avoiding a collapse of the economy. Swiss Jews were not allowed to lodge their relatives who lived elsewhere. Every single piece of coal that the Swiss needed came from Germany. All that the Germans had to do if they wanted to make the Swiss freeze to death was simply to stop sending them coal. It's true that even Pres. Roosevelt did it, when he actually made a shipful of European Jews go back to Europe. That blood is on his hands. It must've been because the Nazis called him "the Jew" and they kept saying that the Jews ruled the U.S., so he sent those people back to their deaths just so the world would see that the Jews weren't ordering him around.

If there's a firearm in every household in Switzerland it's not because they all buy one but because after the military service is over they get to keep the rifle and the bullets, so that an army can be mustered at a moment's notice during an invasion. It's true that their plans for facing an invasion are thorough. The mountains are full of secret traps, and they know exactly what trees to fell in order to block the roads. A Swiss schoolmate told us all about this. In fact, his mother was a relative of one of the four presidents at that time, a Mr. Gnägi.

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