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Old 22.08.2013, 15:00
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Re: A shooting just happened in ( *fill in the blank * )

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Per capita the U.S has one of the lowest violent crime rates verses the U.K which has one of the highest. But let's believe media hype over statistical fact.
Not according to this it isn't. Just be glad you don't live in Honduras...

On the wider subject of "violent" crime - the stats are skewed because the US and UK definitions of it are different so the media wetting its pants over the levels of "violent" crime in the UK and US is probably misplaced.

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...the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports defines a “violent crime” as one of four specific offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The British Home Office, by contrast, has a substantially different definition of violent crime. The British definition includes all “crimes against the person,” including simple assaults, all robberies, and all “sexual offenses,” as opposed to the FBI, which only counts aggravated assaults and “forcible rapes.”
From here.
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