Thursday, July 02, 2009

People Refuse to Believe This is True

The UK - that place that used to be Great Britain - has a higher violent crime rate than the US. The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S. | Mail Online [Click the image for a better view]
Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it is revealed today.

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.
A few statistics are in order.
he figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show:

* The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
* It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
* The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
* It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France.
The Labour Party is spinning like mad, talking about differences in counting and reporting, but then I thought Brits had given up reporting some crimes, since nothing would be done about them. But they have twice the rate of crime of 2nd place Austria and 4 times the rate of the US. [Via Uncle]

Also see an older post on this topic: Crime in the UK versus the US.

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