The other question about Chicago v Atlanta you failed to address, and I suggest you read Chicago's gun laws you'd be wrong there too.
Chicago's overall homicide rate from all causes being some 18.5 times higher than the UK so whats your point here ?The other question about Chicago v Atlanta you failed to address, and I suggest you read Chicago's gun laws you'd be wrong there too.
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The main cause of police death isnt due to firearm wounds...its from car accidents. Should I give up my cruiser?
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"The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports defines a ‘violent crime’ as one of four specific offenses: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault." By contrast, "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.
We looked at the raw violent crime numbers for each country, using statistics for England and Wales for 2012 and for the United States for 2011, in a way that sought to compare apples to apples. (We should note that the United Kingdom includes Scotland and Northern Ireland, but the numbers in the meme appear to be based only on crime in England and Wales, which are calculated separately.)
For England and Wales, we added together three crime categories: "violence against the person, with injury," "most serious sexual crime," and "robbery." This produced a rate of 775 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
For the United States, we used the FBI’s four standard categories for violent crime that Bier cited. We came up with a rate of 383 violent crimes per 100,000 people."
Social media post says U.K. has far higher violent crime rate than U.S. does | PolitiFact
So, while it certainly is not 4 times the rate in England v the US that the original meme tried to put forth, it still comes out in the apples to apples comparison with England being a more violent country than the US. So, when wringing your hands over OUR gun laws, maybe you'd do best to consider your own violent crime....Clearly, your country is more violent, and less safe for the average citizen than the US.