Re: META: would prefer much less political debating

Damien Broderick (
Sat, 12 Dec 1998 15:05:58 +0000

At 04:35 PM 12/11/98 -0500, Han Huang wrote:

>1 in 160 --
>the average US risk of being a victim of violent crime in 1997. Using
>the 1 in 160 figure, over the next 50 years, one has a 27% chance of
>being a victim of a violent crime.

Hardly (as Mike would say). Unless there's a rule in the USA that people who've been assaulted once are left alone thereafter, your chances remain 1/160 to the end of time (all demographics being equal).

(I think - but my stats were always terrible.)

Damien Broderick