By some ways of measuring (check WHO stats), there are countries as developed as the USA with higher murder and violent crime rates (the UK), but not that many, and none that have anywhere near as many gun-related deaths. It is a complex issue, more complex than both supporters and opponents of gun control like to make it out to be.
This also plays into what I was saying earlier about safety and common sense. If you don't join a gang in one of these cities, or try to sell drugs on someone else's turf, or do something to provoke a gang, probably you can go your whole life without seeing any violent crime perpetrated in front of you.
Where did you get this info? Because from what I found, the wealth inequality index for Denmark is about 28 (making it one of the top 20 countries when it comes to wealth equality), Switzerland 32 and USA 41, making it the least equal out of the three (and not by such a small number either).
I agree that wealth inequality isn't the ONLY problem America has in regards to violence, but don't twist reality.
There is a well established correlation between violent crime rates and lead exposure as a child. It's uncanny how crime rates plummet as lead exposure drops. A lot of the affordable housing supply in older cities is still full of lead paint and has lead service lines for water. Western cities have expanded much more recently and are significantly less likely to have either.
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To pick out another particularly murderous year in British history (1 American tourist killed out of 1.3 million), then your chances of being killed on a trip to the UK is 0.00000078%.
So... a difference of 0.00000002%. Wow. Staggering difference. You're right, Drunken Gandalf. The US is practically a warzone.
There was also Erin, whom I went on dates with two or three times. Does that count as knowing someone? She was on the news because she was in a classroom that the Virginia Tech shooter tried to break in to. She wasn't murdered, though. Just... murder adjacent.
I used to work in the Emergency Department at a hospital that was the only Trauma-1 center in the greater Washington DC metro area, we had patients flown in from all over, and even there it was very rare that we'd receive victims of gang violence or attempted murder. I remember one guy who came in as a stabbing victim. In the two years that I worked there that was about it. Several gunshot victims but mostly self-inflicted.
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Also why has Orlando had such a spike in Murders?
I look at rate of sexual crimes, especially rape, in assessing a place's safety. Murder gets all the headlines but sexual violence is extremely devastating to individuals, families and communities.
Cities' sexual violence statistics do not seem to be especially correlative to their murder rates. Many cities may not have tons of murders, but are very dangerous places for sexual violence.
It's really amazing how statistically safe New York City is these days, especially given its history.
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Violent crime is more complicated - because what is counted as a violent crime varies greatly between countries.
The correlation between levels of gun ownership and gun violence is exceptionally clear. It is not the only factor - but in countries that are in other ways similar - wealth, democracy etc..., those with more guns have more gun deaths