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World According to Murder December 15, 2011

Posted by Retired Geezer in Crime, Man Laws, Travel.
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Some surprising facts in this chart.

Click to make it readable.

Chart from Danny Ashton.

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1. Retired Geezer - December 15, 2011

Discuss.

2. daveintexas - December 15, 2011

But, we have too many guns!

3. Retired Geezer - December 15, 2011

*scratches bald spot*

Geoff could do a nifty chart of the correlation between how Free a country is compared to the likelihood of getting whacked.

4. Mitchell - December 15, 2011

Meh. A more useful and fairer comparison would be deaths as a percentage of the countries’ populations. I think we would get a VERY different map. Also it looks like they’re using a very narrow definition of “violent death”. War zones are obviously not included here. Also is this a specific year or an average?

Meh.

5. Michael - December 15, 2011

Discuss

You just blew my plan to retreat to Belize when the zombie apocalypse occurs. Thanks a lot. Iceland is not a very appealing alternative.

A more useful and fairer comparison would be deaths as a percentage of the countries’ populations.

Some of that data is available in the fine print below the map, and readable if you blow it up.

6. Retired Geezer - December 15, 2011

A more useful and fairer comparison would be deaths as a percentage of the countries’ populations. I think we would get a VERY different map.

*looks around for someone with Graph Skilz*

7. Mitchell - December 15, 2011

Some of that data is available in the fine print below the map, and readable if you blow it up.

That would require work. I ain’t doing that.

8. Retired Geezer - December 15, 2011

Iceland is not a very appealing alternative.

Yes but you would be able to wear that Björk T-Shirt that you got at her concert.

Every day.

9. Tushar - December 16, 2011

I don’t know about economic progress, but the the BRIC countries are killing everyone else in the murder sweepstakes.

10. Retired Geezer - December 16, 2011

the BRIC countries are killing everyone else in the murder sweepstakes.

I learned something new from Tushar:

In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to the countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development.

11. Russ from Winterset - December 16, 2011

‘cuz she’s a BRIC……HOUSE

12. uneeb - December 16, 2011

“Gun control” – meaning more guns more murders or visa versa. Gun control does not prevent crime. “Bad guys” don’t buy guns – they steal them. Liberals always blame crime on honest, hard working armed people not the criminals they release early to pick up on their previous criminal activities.
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