Originally Posted by FullautoUSA
You're 100% right, sure there are less scum bags shooting each other in the UK, but there are more innocent men, woman, and children being being beaten, robbed, raped. And the whole time we have politicians and news reporters over here telling how the UK is such peaceful utopia, when in actuality, the UK is extraordinarily dangerous and is getting more and more so everyday.
The International Crime Victims Survey, conducted by Leiden University in Holland, shows that England has much higher levels of crime than the U.S.
Among industrialized nations, England and Wales rank second overall.
Twenty-six percent of British citizens have been victimized by violent crime.
Australia leads all industrialized nations with 30 percent of its population victimized.
Canada ranks fifth, with 24 percent of its citizens victimized.
What about the United States? Not even in the top-10. In the U.S. 21 percent of the citizens have been victims of a violent crime.
Some more highlights:
Percent of population that suffered contact crime:
England and Wales: 3.6 percent
United States: 1.9 percent
Japan: 0.4 percent
Rates of burglary with entry (breaking and entering):
Australia: 3.9 percent
England and Wales: 2.8 percent
United States: 2.6 percent
Britain has the SECOND highest crime rate in the E.U.
Britain has the FIFTH highest robbery rate in the E.U.
Britain has the FOURTH highest burglary rate in the E.U.
The E.U. has named Britain the most violent country IN the E.U.
Britain has 2,034 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
The United States has 466 violent crimes per 100,000 people.