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Thread #67255   Message #1124560
Posted By: Wolfgang
26-Feb-04 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
Subject: RE: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
Interesting statistics, but defective. No blame to you, McGrath, I have tried to find better ones and failed.

If, for instance, the figures across all methods for suicides and homicides in Japan were as large as in the USA (I strongly doubt it) but in Japan swords were the usual mean for suicide and homicide, then the availability of guns would not have increased the overall figures. Only the particular mean to reach the planned end would be different.

Possible with the figures cited above but not convincing for me.