21 Dec

Violent crime in the U.K. five (5) times worse than in the U.S.

Charles C. W. Cooke @ NRO:

When it comes to the question of violent crime, the British are fairly smug. Why? Because, well, there’s less of it in Britain than in America. Bunch of cowboys over there, right?

Wrong. Per the Daily Mail:

Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed.

Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa – widely considered one of the world’s most dangerous countries.

The Tories said Labour had presided over a decade of spiralling violence.

In the decade following the party’s election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million – or more than two every minute.

According to the Mail, Britons suffer 1,158,957 violent crimes per year, which works out at 2,034 per 100,000 residents. By contrast the number in notoriously violent South Africa is 1,609 per 100,000.

The U.S., meanwhile, has a rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, which is lower than France’s, at 504; Finland’s, at 738; Sweden’s, at 1123; and Canada’s at 935.

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12 Responses to Violent crime in the U.K. five (5) times worse than in the U.S.

  1. Hard Right says: 1

    Apparently as long as people aren’t murdered with guns the “subjects” are expected to shut up and take it.

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  2. johngalt says: 2

    @Hard Right:

    No, it’s only about the mass-shootings that occur where the majority of victims are white and affluent. If you are an innocent black child in Chicago, no crocodile tears for you from the media and the liberal/progressives.

    I think that we should start crying racism over this. If Obama is going to use the politicize the tragedy to continue his calls for higher taxes, let’s take it to the max. Call racism on the lefties.

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  3. Tom says: 3

    @ HR,

    You see no difference between an act that results in a bruise and an act that results in a funeral? The devil is in the details and that difference is what’s lurking within this “statistic”.

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  4. Nan G says: 4

    @johngalt: What a great point!

    Dec. 9
    – Jeffrey Stewart, a 16 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Humboldt Park.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-shootings-violence-dec-910-teen-boy-shot-critically-wounded-20121209,0,6956137.story

    Nov. 26
    – Sherman Miller, a 21 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Greater Grand Crossing.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-2-shot-on-south-side-possibly-at-funeral-20121126,0,4345681.story

    Nov. 22
    – Christopher Jacobs, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in New City.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-christopher-jacobs-chicago-gun-violence-crime-back-of-the-yards-south-side-20121124,0,6088536.story

    Nov. 10
    – Anthony Bagsby, a 20 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in South Shore.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-violence-shootings-nov-10-man-shot-south-shore-20121110,0,3138775.story

    Nov. 9
    – Darrell Austin, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Calumet Heights.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-dies-days-after-being-shot-in-leg-20121121,0,880329.story

    Nov. 8
    – Rodney Stewart, a 17 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Ashburn.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-male-victim-critically-wounded-in-south-side-shooting-20121108,0,5551105.story

    Nov. 3
    – Travis Henry, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Englewood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-chicago-violence-crime-south-side-west-side-north-side-20121103,0,237975.story

    Nov. 1
    – Tre Henry, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Washington Park.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-19-dies-after-shot-in-washington-park-neighborhood-20121101,0,3634407.story

    Oct. 31
    – Devin Harris, a 19 year old black male, caused by a gunshot in Austin.
    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-31/news/chi-west-pullman-austin-shootings-seriously-wound-3-20121030_1_austin-shootings-multiple-gunshot-wounds-austin-neighborhood

    Seems like it happens every few days just in Chicago, Ill alone!
    Isn’t that Obama’s ”hometown?”
    Doesn’t Obama’s best buddy, Rahm E., run the city?
    Is the media racist?
    Each of these children surely has parents who are aching inside and hoping the killing can be stopped.

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  5. golfnerd says: 5

    I fully expect to have this comment deleted but here goes in any case.

    You may want to check your facts here! How violent crimes are reported are so different that your comparison and conclusion is completely flawed.
    Surprising UK Crime Figures:
    ————————————–
    • Around half of all violent crimes result in no injury whatsoever (according to both police figures and BCS).
    • 71% of mugging (robbery and snatch theft) incidents result in no injury.
    • The number of violent incidents has fallen by 36% since 1995.
    • Certain “yobbish” behaviors (eg minor scuffles) have been reclassified as crime, with the effect of doubling recorded violent crime.
    • A violent crime with many victims is no longer recorded as a single crime. An incident with 5 victims is now recorded as 5 crimes.
    • A higher proportion of violent crime is recorded – eg the proportion of common assaults (without injury) recorded rose from around 50% to 68% between 2002 and 2003.

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  6. retire05 says: 6

    @golfnerd:

    So what? Frankly, I don’t care what happens in Great Britain, or any other nation. That is up to their leaders to decide what laws they do, and do not, want.

    Didn’t we fight a lengthy war so we didn’t have to worry what London did anymore?

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  7. Nan G
    hi,
    but I think the parents are morning and are not picking those crimes on OBAMA,
    NO THEY PICK THE CRIMES ON THE POVERTY CAUSE BY THE WHITES, THAT IS BEING TOLD TO THEM,
    IT’S A FOREVER HATE THE WHITE THEY HAVE BEEN FED BY THE ELECTED BLACKS, AND BY THOSE LOONEY ACTOR LIKE JAMIE FOX TELLING OF HIS FUN TO KILL WHITES IN HIS MOVIE, AND OTHER RACIST LIKE SPIKE MOVIE MAKER OF VIOLENT MOVIE,
    AND THE SAME GUY TELLING THE ADDRESS OF THE FAMILY OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN WHEN
    THE KILLING HAPPEN
    BYE

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  8. IN THE UK, I think they let a lot of haters immigrate in theses last years, and now they have big problem
    with those concentrated immigrants in a place they claim belong to them at your risk ,
    I have read about it, and remember the mob destruction they had, I saw some MUSLIMS in the pack they where adults running with them, the young destroying every thing and setting fire all over the place,
    what did they expected?, those leader had to be dumfounde to let in so many of those,
    we are copying the same, when we know all EUROPE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEM,

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  9. JUST THIS MINUTE THE ILLEGALS ARE GETTING A FREE LOAD WITH OBAMA,
    THIS MAN ON FOX SAID THEY WILL STILL COMING AND TAKE THE JOBS OF YOUNG AMERICAN AND GET THE OBAMA PASS, RIGHT UNDER AMERICANS NOSES, WHO NEED A JOB

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  10. jabba52 says: 10

    @ilovebeeswarzone:

    Kinda important that you speak english properly for your particular argument. You sound like the immigrants you hate so much.

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  11. jabba52
    sorry but I’M TRYING HARD,
    and I don’t hate immigrants or anyone,
    you are ignorant and don’t know what I hate or like,keep your opinion for yourself ,
    you don’t accuse anyone before knowing for sure who they are.

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  12. jabba52
    I SHOULD HAVE ADD TO IT
    I resent to see the AMERICANS NOT GETTING THE PRIORITY ON BEING
    THE FIRST ELIGIBLE TO GET THE JOBS,
    I see what you have mistaken for hate,

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