Larry Cipriani said:
Well, if we nuke New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Detroit the
crime rates in the US will be incredibly low, lower than that of just about
every other nation on earth.
Not so. I have grouped together Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New
York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. (1998 figures)
Pop Homicid Robbery Motor Vehicle Theft Big US Cities 17.7M 25.2 938 1587 Rest of US 228.1M 7.1 165 505 US Total 245.8M 8.4 221 583
For comparison, here is Australia, (grouping Sydney and Melbourne)
Syd+Mel 6.6M 2.0 85 1116 Rest of OZ 10.2M 2.0 30 544 OZ total 16.8M 2.0 52 770
and some other countries
Canada 2.0 94 344 New Zealand 2.6 41 999 England & Wales 1.2 62 728 West Germany 4.1 47 114 (West German homicide rate includes attempts)
US violent crime rates are far higher than other countries, even
excluding large cities.
What does that say about those cities ?
They are crime ridden cesspools is what. They also have some of the
strongest gun control laws in the US.
Which suggests that high crime rates cause gun control laws.
European gov'ts are now allowing [or are they back to disallowing]
immigration into their countries from poorer nations. We'll see how
long it takes for those crime rates to match ours.
Are you suggesting that it is immigrants that cause all those those
Australia has had a higher (per-capita) immigration rate than the US
for many years.