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Old 07-02-13, 04:09 PM   #12
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Default Re: Why not let Democrats enact total gun control and raise the top marginal rate to

Originally Posted by Rakeesh View Post

I mean high minimum wages and wage caps are working great for France and Greece. Their economies are a shining model of success. Oh and we have a lot to learn from Europe about violent crimes. If only we could adopt their laws, we could some day raise our violent crime rates to be as high as theirs, and everybody would be better for it.
The definitions for “violent crime” are very different in the US and Britain, and the methodologies of the two statistics are also different.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports defines a “violent crime” as one of four specific offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

The British Home Office has a different definition of violent crime. 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.”

I can't believe people still fall for that Daily Mail article.
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