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Crime Rate Lower in United States, Canada Than in

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  • dsmithdsmith Member Posts: 902 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I can't believe those British sheeple don't have confidence in their police. Crime rate higher in Britian? Looks like gun kontrol is having the desired effect there.
  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,846 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Gun control = criminal's paradise.
    Been proven time and time again.
  • warriorsfanwarriorsfan Member Posts: 1,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That is somewhat misleading. When they say "crime rate", they are including property crime as well as violent crime. Britain does have a higher rate of property crime, but we have a higher rate of violent crime.

    But it doesn't take away from your original premise about the ineffectiveness of gun control. I think upwards of 50% of all home invasions in Great Britain take place while the homeowner is still at home, whereas less than 20% of American home invasions do, mostly because burglars in America don't like to break in while someone is home out of fear of being shot by the homeowner. That is not a worry in Great Britain. And Great Britain's violent crime rate was far lower that ours even before they enacted gun control, so it's really inconsequential to compare the two anyways. Cultural infulences play a far bigger role in the murder rate than the availability of guns. Most murders require some type of criminal intent, there must be some intent before anyone ever picks up a gun to commit a crime. No intent, no gun crime.
  • shootstrightshootstright Member Posts: 342 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by warriorsfan
    That is somewhat misleading. When they say "crime rate", they are including property crime as well as violent crime. Britain does have a higher rate of property crime, but we have a higher rate of violent crime.

    But it doesn't take away from your original premise about the ineffectiveness of gun control. I think upwards of 50% of all home invasions in Great Britain take place while the homeowner is still at home, whereas less than 20% of American home invasions do, mostly because burglars in America don't like to break in while someone is home out of fear of being shot by the homeowner. That is not a worry in Great Britain. And Great Britain's violent crime rate was far lower that ours even before they enacted gun control, so it's really inconsequential to compare the two anyways. Cultural infulences play a far bigger role in the murder rate than the availability of guns. Most murders require some type of criminal intent, there must be some intent before anyone ever picks up a gun to commit a crime. No intent, no gun crime.


    warriorsfan
    You need to get up to speed on your facts.[8D]
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:That is somewhat misleading. When they say "crime rate", they are including property crime as well as violent crime. Britain does have a higher rate of property crime, but we have a higher rate of violent crime.


    No we don't!! the gross numbers are higher, because we are a country with a population of 282 million people in it, and the UK is nowhere even remotely close. Their rate of violent crime is a lot higher!!!
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