The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53144   Message #872155
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jan-03 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
Subject: RE: BS: Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine
As a resident of Halifax I find the comments regarding murder and mayhem here inaccurate in the extreme. We have had two home invasions recentlt, one had to do with a divorce case. The other was a truly awful crime. As for daily or weekly stabbing, that is patently untrue. The city has a very low violent crime rate...there were eleven murders all of last years. Half of the people murdered were killed by people they knew..they were not random acts of violence.
   I do think it essential that people get facts right or not make such inaccurate observations. It is widely known that Canada, which includes Halifax, has a MUCH lower murder rate per capita than does the US. We don't claim be violence free, what nation is ? But do seem to have much less of it than Americans do..that is a plain fact and no distortion of stats will change that.