Crime is More a Function of City, than of Country

Whenever the subject of gun-control comes up, the folks that hate the 2nd Amendment love to go on about the safety in America. And “gun crime.” But gun crime isn’t the only kind.

And not all of America is the same in terms of crime.

Source: America: Crime Index by City 2015 Mid Year

If you look at that table, an interesting thing jumps out… Madison, Wisconsin and Quebec City, Canada are virtually the same with respect to crime. Could it be that access to guns isn’t what drives crime? Maybe there are other factors?

Similarly Raleigh, North Carolina and Calvary, Canada are virtually the same. Do they have the same gun-laws? Why is their crime/safety similar?

Definitions: About Crime Indices At This Website

Crime Index is an estimation of overall level of crime in a given city or a country. We consider crime levels lower than 20 as very low, crime levels between 20 and 40 as being low, crime levels between 40 and 60 as being moderate, crime levels between 60 and 80 as being high and finally crime levels higher than 80 as being very high.

Safety index is, on the other way, quite opposite of crime index. If the city has a high safety index, it is considered very safe.

And in other places…

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One thought on “Crime is More a Function of City, than of Country

  1. And Australia had a similar thing happen, more strict laws and a mass gathering of gun, and guess what, yep, you guessed it, nothing changed. What if by a miraculous intervention, all of the guns were to dissappear, would that do it? Nope. Either someone would start making them, or use “safety devices” like a flare gun, or they would simply use another weapon. It not the gun, it’s the people stupid…

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