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What do England and anti-gun groups have in common?

Fudging the numbers for murder!

Where Great Britain Used To Be only counts murders based on convictions, not a body count of someone obviously murdered.

An anti-gun group I’ve never heard of adds 6.8M people not living in Chicago to Chicago’s per 100K murder rate.

3 Responses to “What do England and anti-gun groups have in common?”

  1. Matt R. Says:

    The stuff about the “Chicago” statistics is pure manipulation, and I totally expect that from the groups that proffer such statistical self pleasure.

    I was pleasantly surprised, after hearing how safe the UK was compared to the US to find that those numbers are also the product of some numerical shell games.

    After Sandy Hook, I did some boring reading about ststistical analysis in the UK, with respect to the murder rate. It is incredibly difficult for a dead body to be called a ‘murder’ for the purposes of crime stats. Where the FBI calls a body that was clubbed to death a murder without regard for the diaposition of the murderer, numbers makers in the UK cannot call it a murder until the murderer is convicted and has run out of appeals. Sometimes the appeal process takes 20 or more years, so murders committed in the last century are still not tallied.

    That is how I read the article, it sounds too insane to be true, but who knows what the subjects are subject to.

    –Matt R.

  2. John A Says:

    “Where Great Britain Used To Be only counts murders based on convictions, not a body count of someone obviously murdered.”

    Yep, I’ve seen this before – so yes, the victims of Jack the Ripper are technically not murder victims under current rules.

  3. comatus Says:

    You ought to see how they get their infant mortality rates. “Fourth trimester abortion” is only a joke here.