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2009 England and Wales violent crime rate: 1600 per 100,000 citizens
2009 United States violent crime rate: 403.9 per 100,000 citizens (and crime is dropping in the US, unlike in the UK)
Sure you have fewer gun related crimes, but your criminals obviously find other ways.
Your Home Office gave the violent crime number in terms of per 1000 people, which made it be 16 per 1,000. If we did the same in the US, it would be 4 and some change.
What our two countries class as a 'violent crime' may differ vastly. Whats classed as violent here, may not be violent in America.
Crime is rising, because of austerity. Jobs have been cut, benefits have been cut. Policing has been cut. Crime is always going to rise. I'm suprised American crime is falling. Maybe stats have been manipulated? Got a link?
Murder rates per capita (2009)
# 1 Colombia: 0.617847 per 1,000 people
# 24 United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
# 26 India: 0.0344083 per 1,000 people
# 44 Canada: 0.0149063 per 1,000 people
# 46 United Kingdom: 0.0140633 per 1,000 people
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