The Most Dangerous Of Developed Nations


by SavvyRoo on Jun 19, 2015 | Views: 215 | Score: 1
Number of homicides per 100,000 people per year
Mexico18.9
Turkey4.35
Estonia4.08
USA3.82
Chile3.14
Hungary2.67
Belgium1.76
Israel1.75
Finland1.72
Canada1.44
OECD Countries
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SavvyRoo
SavvyRoo on Jun 19, 2015 7:52 PM said:

In a recent speech, President Obama remarked that we don't see the same level of violence in other developed countries as we do in the United States. Is such a statement accurate? In part, yes. America has the fourth highest rate of homicides among OECD countries, certainly not a good standing. However, Mexico is the most dangerous of the developed nations by far. Our neighbors to the south have a homicide rate more than four times that of any other country.

Karen K.
Karen K. on Jun 22, 2015 11:20 AM said:

This does not refer to homicide by guns - 3.2 per 100,000 US dramatically outpaces all developed countries. Check out graphic here: www.bbc.com/news/world-us-can…

Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Jun 24, 2015 9:16 PM said:

What's interesting is that, for the most part, the rates of death by firearms are highest in the southern red states. However, Washington DC, the most liberal "state" in American according to a 2014 Gallup poll, has the highest rate of gun violence by far. That is certainly a strange result.

Christian Stellakis
Christian Stellakis on Jun 24, 2015 9:18 PM said:

Here is a link to that Gallup poll if you want to check it out for yourself:

www.gallup.com/poll/167144/wy…

Noah
Noah on Jun 25, 2015 7:27 AM said:

The DC result isn't actually that strange. You are comparing a dense urban city with 50 states that all have a combination of urban and rural. My bet is every single state's gun violence rate is way higher in its largest city than it is in the state as a whole.