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Tim Starr writes: Japan classifies cases of husbands murdering their wives & kids then killing themselves as all suicides, no homicides, thus skewing their statistics in favor of suicides & against homicides. This claim is easily seen to be false: You just have to look at the Japanese suicide statistics. There are no recorded suicides…

Cristina Yu wrote: You didn’t mention Japan. Japan’s such a safe place that they’re murder rate is almost as low as the murder rate for Americans of Japanese descent. Almost, but not quite. Wrong. Kleck says this on page 189 of “Point Blank”, but he looked up the wrong number (2.45) for the Japanese homicide…

In “Point Blank” Gary Kleck writes: “One way one might crudely and partially control for United States-Japan cultural differences is to compare homicide rates among Japanese-Americans, who live where guns are plentiful, with the homicide rates of their presumably culturally similar brethren in Japan, where private gun ownership is nearly nonexistent. Certainly this pair of…