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Monday, April 21, 2008

How Violent is the US?

It is frequently observed that the US murder rate is much higher than those of other affluent Western nations. Razib has an interesting post from a couple days back where he stacks the murder rates of individual US states versus Western nations.

1 comment:

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Your post reminds me of a conversation from Whit Stillman's wonderful film, Barcelona, concerning violence and shootings in America:

Woman: You can't say Americans are not more violent than other people.

Fred: No.

Woman: All those people killed in shootings in America?

Fred: Oh, shootings, yes. But that doesn't mean Americans are more violent than other people. We're just better shots.