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Pim Vanmeurs wrote: I think you’ll find the Netherlands does a pretty good homicide rate. Indeed 1.2/100,000 total and 0.3/100,000 firearms related compared to US 7.6/100,000 total and 4.5/100,000 firearms related Netherlands 1.9% gun ownership USA 48% gun ownership rates source: Martin Killias international correlations between gun ownership and rates of homicide ad suicide, Can…

Edgar Suter’s bogus claims

You can check Suter’s Graph 16 “International Homicide Rates Comparisons” against the source he claims for this data (World Health Statistics 1989). You will discover that the homicide rates for many countries have been grossly overstated (for example, East Germany is given as 36.7 (over three times the US rate) instead of 0.7 (less than…

Murder Rates and Race

D. Deming wrote: For those interested in statistical criminology, there is an interesting article that appeared in the scholarly journal “The Mankind Quarterly”, vol. 35, no. 4, summer, 1995. The article is titled “Ideology and Censorship in Behavior Genetics” by Glayde Whitney of Florida State University in Tallahassee. A most, umm, interesting journal. If I…

Edgar Suter’s bogus claims

Dan Day writes: See Suter, Edgar, M.D., “Guns in the Medical Literature–A Failure of Peer Review”, Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, March, 1994. And note those 81 references at the end. This, Buddy, is what actual support for ones claims looks like. No, it’s what a pack of lies looks like. There are…

hollombe writes: Violent Crime Rate/100,000 Pop.: Year US’ Rate Canada’s Rate. 91 758 1099 Since “Violent Crime Rate” is defined differently in Canada and the US, the comparison is meaningless.

hambidge writes: There is no real correlation with total homicide. Why do you say 14 countries? Didn’t they leave out N. Ireland, and cook the numbers for Switzerland? Since much disagreement surrounds the use of those two countries, do the analysis again with the remaining 12. One gets a correlation. OK, Spearman r is 0.64…

R Bryner said: Changing what is continuous data(numbers) to ranks to do an analysis on them is throwing information away. Why is it done, I will tell you why, someone did not like the information and decided to remove it. The funny thing is it even has a legitimate sounding name. Yeah, “non-parametric statistics”. Why…

Pim van Meurs wrote: Spearman Rank Correlations between % of households owning guns and r value p value ________________________ Proportions of homicides with a gun 0.608

Steve Kao said: RKBA.016 – Is the United States the most violent nation? Version 1.2 (last changed on 91/03/22 at 13:05:06) In homicide, the US is number 11, with a murder rate of 9.60 per 100,000. The nearest European country in the Netherlands, with a homicide rate of 7.15 per 100,000. However, elimination of high…

Look in “Experiences of Crime across the World” van Dijk, Mayhew and Killias (1991). This reports the result of an international victimisation survey in the US, Canada, Australia and 11 European countries. Danny Low said: The last time I looked at an atlas, the world included places like Mexico and other Latin American countries. The…