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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Interesting stats (scroll to the end before you quit reading)!
    From the World Health Organization:
    The latest Murder Statistics for the world:
    Murders per 100,000 citizens
    Honduras 91.6
    El Salvador 69.2
    Cote d'lvoire 56.9
    Jamaica 52.2
    Venezuela 45.1
    Belize 41.4
    US Virgin Islands 39.2
    Guatemala 38.5
    Saint Kits and Nevis 38.2
    Zambia 38.0
    Uganda 36.3
    Malawi 36.0
    Lesotho 35.2
    Trinidad and Tobago 35.2
    Colombia 33.4
    South Africa 31.8
    Congo 30.8
    Central African Republic 29.3
    Bahamas 27.4
    Puerto Rico 26.2
    Saint Lucia 25.2
    Dominican Republic 25.0
    Tanzania 24.5
    Sudan 24.2
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 22.9
    Ethiopia 22.5
    Guinea 22.5
    Dominica 22.1
    Burundi 21.7
    Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.7
    Panama 21.6
    Brazil 21.0
    Equatorial Guinea 20.7
    Guinea-Bissau 20.2
    Kenya 20.1
    Kyrgyzstan 20.1
    Cameroon 19.7
    Montserrat 19.7
    Greenland 19.2
    Angola 19.0
    Guyana 18.6
    Burkina Faso 18.0
    Eritrea 17.8
    Namibia 17.2
    Rwanda 17.1
    Mexico 16.9
    Chad 15.8
    Ghana 15.7
    Ecuador 15.2
    North Korea 15.2
    Benin 15.1
    Sierra Leone 14.9
    Mauritania 14.7
    Botswana 14.5
    Zimbabwe 14.3
    Gabon 13.8
    Nicaragua 13.6
    French Guiana 13.3
    Papua New Guinea 13.0
    Swaziland 12.9
    Bermuda 12.3
    Comoros 12.2
    Nigeria 12.2
    Cape Verde 11.6
    Grenada 11.5
    Paraguay 11.5
    Barbados 11.3
    Togo 10.9
    Gambia 10.8
    Peru 10.8
    Myanmar 10.2
    Russia 10.2
    Liberia 10.1
    Costa Rica 10.0
    Nauru 9.8
    Bolivia 8.9
    Mozambique 8.8
    Kazakhstan 8.8
    Senegal 8.7
    Turks and Caicos Islands 8.7
    Mongolia 8.7
    British Virgin Islands 8.6
    Cayman Islands 8.4
    Seychelles 8.3
    Madagascar 8.1
    Indonesia 8.1
    Mali 8.0
    Pakistan 7.8
    Moldova 7.5
    Kiribati 7.3
    Guadeloupe 7.0
    Haiti 6.9
    Timor-Leste 6.9
    Anguilla 6.8
    Antigua and Barbuda 6.8
    Lithuania 6.6
    Uruguay 5.9
    Philippines 5.4
    Ukraine 5.2
    Estonia 5.2
    Cuba 5.0
    Belarus 4.9
    Thailand 4.8
    Suriname 4.6
    Laos 4.6
    Georgia 4.3
    Martinique 4.2
    The United States 4.2
    ALL the countries above America have 100% gun bans .

    It might be of interest to note that Switzerland also has NO MURDER
    OCCURRENCE. However their law requires that EVERYONE own a gun,
    Maintain marksman qualifications and "carry".
    ..WOW! Eye Opening!
    They'd have us believe we are barbaric gun fanatic killers here in the US !

  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Feinstein.
  3. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    actually there are a few that allow limited types of weapons and a couple that have similar gun laws to the US but the grand majority dont allow any firearms.
  4. Both Eyes Open

    Both Eyes Open Hood Canal Active Member

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    I wonder where the remaining 88 countries not listed fall... Just a thought.
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Is there a link to this? I will GTFI too. I think it is a great post, I hope it's accurate. I can't believe Haiti is 7X less likely than Dominican republic but maybe...

    off to Google
  6. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    im pretty sure this is for 2010 but it does show a relatively accurate model of how the world looks when it comes to murder. the W.H.O. publishes lists like the every year but only some of them get curculated as they should.
  7. josmi

    josmi Hillsboro Oregon New Member

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    Here are some relevant links if anyone feels like doing some number crunching in Excel.

    List of Countries by Intentional Homicide Rate (Wikipedia)

    UNODC Homicide Statistics (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
    The UN page has data from 1995 to 2010, although the 2010 data is fairly sparse. The spreadsheets show all sorts of interesting stats on:
    Overall homicide rates
    Homicides by firearms (counts and rates per 100,000)
  8. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    yea it doesnt matter what your source is, we are still down there on the list of homicide rates.
  9. MagDump

    MagDump Vancouver, Washington Member

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    I would not quote the United Nations for any data. Its like quoting the guy at work that lies about everything. UN is a very questionable source and I would not legitimize them as a source. Their motives are questionable.
    Just saying.
  10. josmi

    josmi Hillsboro Oregon New Member

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    True, I'm no fan of the UN, but I don't know of any other data source for worldwide homicide rates.
  11. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    the only thing that i would discount for them is the amount of data they are sorting through. its hard enough to collect that kind of data for one nation, let alone every member of the UN. the numbers could still be a reliable ball park if nothing else. WHO is a bit more reliable considering they arent known for political belief so much as philosophy and medical research. but the numbers for the US in Josmi's post are accurate, so it doesnt look like its terribly far off.
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    "They'd have us believe we are barbaric gun fanatic killers here in the US" Fredball
    "Students in other countries assessing where to study abroad are increasingly scared of coming to the United States because of gun violence" John Forbes Kerry
    "[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Oderint dum metuant - Let them hate, so long as they fear " [/FONT]Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
  13. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I attended a mandatory brief at work a couple months ago. It was surprising to hear that suicides in the US double our homicide rate regardless of the murder weapon.