posted on Sep, 11 2013 @ 03:30 PM
reply to post by grainofsand
That the data sets are not directly comparable to each other for many reasons, including definition of violent crime by recording agencies. As I said,
I'll leave you to it, I do not care enough about the issue to continue in this thread. I am however very happy to live in a country where I'm more
likely to lose a few teeth or require a few stitches than lose my life as a result of a shooting.
So, you won't even read the thread much less the supporting documentation from each perspective.
Nope, I have read the thread and considered the data from the links, then dismissed it all for the reasons I expressed in my last reply.
You may believe that the UK is a more violent place from the statistics, I do not, but I do consider the UK to be a safer place to live than the US
while considering loss of life from violent incidents.
Perhaps the UK is more violent, I keep an open mind, but less people appear to die from that violence, which must be a good thing for any country.
The data sets are not directly comparable though, so based on current records as they stand we are unable to confirm it either way.
Interesting thread, but your sensational headline is not justified without further, more precise, evidence.