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Circling the Drain: UK Most Violent Country in Europe

Wait.  I thought that Britain was so peaceful [no guns, no knives] and non-threatening [no right to self defense] that the bobbies don’t even have to carry guns. Right?

British Police Effectiveness: “Stop! Or I’ll yell ‘Stop!” again!”

Apparently not:

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 article cites:

In the UK, there are 2,034 offences per 100,000 people, way ahead of second-placed Austria with a rate of 1,677.

The U.S. has a violence rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents, Canada 935, Australia 92 and South Africa 1,609.

So, to sum up, let’s compare this chart:

Most violent countries in EU (Wait, is that Canada?)

Most violent countries in EU (Wait, is that Canada?)

With this one:

We're number 1!

We're number 1!

Apparently, the U.S. of A, being the Most Armed Country in the World and having 90 guns to every 100 citizens, keeps us rather safe.

Big shock.

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