Sunday, May 11, 2008

Decreasing crime: the US model

Crime victim rates - International Crime Victims survey 2000

click on image to get large version.

Australia and the UK could do well to learn from the US in tackling crime. It's appalling in the UK, and not good in Aus either (allthough it seems to be more avoidable here, having lived in both countries). The idea that rising crime rates are unavoidable is bollocks (see New York as a case study).

click here to go to my other (political only) blog. And read about how places like NY are now much safer than European cities such as London (higher murder and assault rate).

a quote from a web article:

A British man I met in Colorado recently told me he used to live in Kent but he moved to the American state of New Jersey and will not go home because it is, as he put it, "a gentler environment for bringing the kids up."

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