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Old 01-21-2013, 01:19 PM   #43
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Default Re: New teen gunman kills 5 people..

Some food for thought

When discussing violent crime in the UK vs USA it's important to note that the UK reports far more categories as being a violent crime such as theft from a parked car in the UK is considered a violent crime in the US it's not even a felony crime if the item stolen is of little value

the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports defines a “violent crime” as one of four specific offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The British Home Office, by contrast, has a substantially different definition of violent crime. The British definition includes all “crimes against the person,” including simple assaults, all robberies, and all “sexual offenses,” as opposed to the FBI, which only counts aggravated assaults and “forcible rapes.”

When you look at how this changes the meaning of “violent crime,” it becomes clear how misleading it is to compare rates of violent crime in the US and the UK. You’re simply comparing two different sets of crimes.
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