Re: Some statistics (was Re: "smart guns" from Australia)

From: J. Goard (
Date: Sat Apr 08 2000 - 19:53:37 MDT

>i think i'm much safer on this side of the pacific (well,
>especially in my age group (18-24), the homicide rate in the US is 18
>times higher than over here).

Here's an interesting fact about the States: you get to choose where you
want to live. Comparing homicide rates in two countries as large as ours
is almost worthless, unless you suppose you'll settle down in a fully
random location. Your reasoning is much like a skier who favors living in
Switzerland over the U.S. because the former has many more slopes per
square mile.

Ellis Wyatt
"the only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he
takes my measure anew each time he sees me, whilst
all the rest go on with their old measurements and
expect them to fit me."
                      --G. B. Shaw

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