[Vision2020] Why 30 times more in the U.S.?

Andreas Schou ophite at gmail.com
Mon May 21 16:12:24 PDT 2007

> I just did some googling on police killed in the line of duty world-wide.  (Is it so rare in European countries that it is not even recorded?) Only the U.S. and the UK came up and the comparisons are stunning.
> The figures for American police shot in the line of duty runs about 50-60 per year. The comparable figure in the UK is 1.8 per year.
> Can any one explain to me, other than we are a very violent people, this 30-1 ratio?

First, we have five times the population of Britain, which brings the
ratio down to 5:1. Second, since you specifically mentioned "shot", we
have legal guns, and Britain does not. Problem solved.

-- ACS

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