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Offline thaiga

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Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« on: December 11, 2015, 03:23:01 PM »
Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US

The violent gun death rate in Thailand is more than TWICE as high as that of the United States, according to a US network of public radio broadcasters.

NPR ran the data from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation after the recent mass shootings in California, and found Thailand had 7.48 violent gun deaths per 100,000 people in 2013.

That’s over twice the gun death rate in the US, which had 3.55 deaths per 100,000 people in the same year.

full article can be read @ bangkok.coconuts.co
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Re: Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 01:51:57 PM »
I'm curious what percentage of those were from illegal guns vs legal registered ones.  They just don't easily approve of gun sales to your every day farmer or broke-ass sarm-law.

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Re: Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 02:39:10 PM »
I think the US figures excluded people shot by cops.  It is a nice idea for cops to shoot people thereby saving an expensive trial with lawyers but you should not rig the statistics this way.
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Re: Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 03:31:07 PM »
I think the US figures excluded people shot by cops.  It is a nice idea for cops to shoot people thereby saving an expensive trial with lawyers but you should not rig the statistics this way.

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Re: Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 05:09:33 AM »
Morning Thaiga - I looked at your link (Coconuts) and in the same article there is comment that Sydney University looked at the same source data and came up with 3.48 deaths per 100,000.
So I wonder how reliable these statistics are ?

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Re: Thailand gun death rate TWICE as high as US
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 11:42:32 AM »
Yes roger you can never believe all you read  :)

you can compare each country to the rest of the world @ gunpolicy.org.

The japantimes.co.jp states .......... It estimates 3.48 murders per 100,000 people in Thailand

reliable or not, there are too many lives lost (gun crime), whether it be here or the us.  :salute

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