Friday, March 29, 2013

An apples to meatloaf comparison

Apparently comparing crime statistics in the US and the UK is like comparing apples to meatloaf! This is primarily due to the fact that the UK doesn't record a dead body as a murder unless there is a conviction of the perpetrator - and he/she has exhausted all of their appeals.   So in fact the UK artificially lowers their crime statistics.
I had no idea the difference in how the data is recorded was so stark, but now we have even more clear evidence that the gun controls in the UK have not reduced homicide.

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