The chart shows the combined suicide and intentional homicide rates for 26 developed nations. It is always hard to come up with a list of countries to chose, so I let the Washington Post chose this list. They conveniently came up with the list in an article on suicide. As with most international comparisons, one of the major questions is: What countries do you choose to compare? It makes an enormous difference, and can cause exactly opposite conclusions . . .
Why was Luxembourg included, but not Australia? Ask the Washington Post. Why was Iceland included, but not the U.S. Virgin Islands? Ask the Washington Post. The numbers for intentional homicide were gathered from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, at this site. Intentional homicide is defined as unjustified intentional killing of another human outside of warfare. For the sake of simplicity, I will use the term murder as a substitute for intentional homicide in the rest of the article.
The latest tactic among those who want a disarmed population is to lump suicide and murder together, in order to get a bigger number. This was done because the murder rate has fallen …Read the Rest
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