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According to wikipedia, statistics on homicides per 100,000 of population
UK = 1.28
Australia = 1.3
so UK is slightly better.
Within that South Australia = 1.52 (worse than national average)
Victoria is best in Oz at 0.8
England and Wales = 1.19
Scotland = 1.5 *
NI = 1.59 *
* Scotland and NI both report murders and attempted murders in the same figure (whereas England and Wales and Australia exclude attempted).
Interestingly South Africa = 34 and the worst country is El Salvador = 71 !!!!
Backpacked round Australia 1992. Married Australian husband in Adelaide 1994. Lived in Adelaide 1994-1997. Moved back to UK & lived in Essex/Herts 1997-2009. Returned to Adelaide November 2009. 2 kids dual nationality.
If the weather was better in the UK, there'd be a lot more murders there. Half the time, the murderers can't get out to do their thing because it's peeing down or snowing...... ;-)
As for South Africa, its widely accepted there that the murder rate is 3x times as bad because many such crimes go unreported. There isn't a culture of reporting crimes to the police (for good reason) nor are births and deaths registered with the appropriate authorities as they do in more developed countries.
everything seems to get reported here in Adelaide, whereas back in the UK some things you never here about, i am sure in the big cities like London, Birmingham, Shefiles etc etc...people are killed too you just never seem to hear about it.
It is a bit worrying the regularity of it all tho.....as alot of it seems to be by people who know each other myabe we should try not to XXXX each ther off.....
I think also its SA not just adelaide. 4 in a month isnt that bad is it? Its just they make the news more here whereas in England they dont ALL make the news. Still 1 is bad in my book!!
From the local newspaper at work (Camden London) 4 in the last week ?
Only 1 of these was in the news.
Living In Adelaide Since Jan 2012 And Loving It
[QUOTE=mark&rachel;174250]. 4 in a month isnt that bad is it? QUOTE]
with the unfortunate 3 the other night, its now 7 in a month, plus the copper had half his face rearranged with a shotgun anda teenager injured aswell, plus the other copper carrying his mate away.
If the rope was back......