posted on May, 29 2013 @ 07:18 PM
This has been done to death.
This is the 88 page document of what the UK considers to be "Violent Crime".
s/crime-research/counting-rules/count-violence?view=Binary" target="_blank" class="postlink" rel="nofollow">webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk...
Notice "Assault without injury" "Threats to kill" and "Causing Fear, Alarm or Distress" are included along with many, many others.
The USA considers only 4 crimes to be "Violent crime", those being "murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated
So, these differences and anomalies are simply all down to counting methods - these stats were never meant for international comparison. However, what
isn't really open for debate are murder statistics. A murder is a murder and that's pretty well defined between countries.
Comparing murder rates which are collated by the United Nations from national statistics, the US had 4.8 murders per 100,000 citizens for a total of
over 14,000 murders in 2010. This is on a downward trend from 8.1 in 1995, the improvement is very commendable!
The UK however always has and still does enjoy one of the worlds lowest murder rates at 1.2 per 100,000 people for a total of 722 murders in 2010, on
a downward trend from from 1995 of 1.5
While the numbers are difficult to find, you will find a similar trend on just about all types of violent crime between the US and the UK.