Reliable statistics on crime in other parts of the world have been released that show America to be safer than most countries with strict anti-gun laws.
The International Crime Victims Survey, conducted by Leiden University in Holland, shows that England has much higher levels of crime than the U.S.
Among industrialized nations, England and Wales rank second overall.
Twenty-six percent of British citizens have been victimized by violent crime.
Australia leads all industrialized nations with 30 percent of its population victimized.
Canada ranks fifth, with 24 percent of its citizens victimized.
What about the United States? Not even in the top-10. In the U.S. 21 percent of the citizens have been victims of a violent crime.
Some more highlights:
Percent of population that suffered “contact crime”:
• England and Wales: 3.6 percent
• United States: 1.9 percent
• Japan: 0.4 percent
Rates of burglary with entry (breaking and entering):
• Australia: 3.9 percent
• Denmark:3.1 percent
• England and Wales: 2.8 percent
• United States: 2.6 percent
Important point: Australia leads industrialized nations in burglary rates. Why? It’s illegal to own a firearm for self-defense in Australia. Predators know that the homes they break into will not likely be defended by a homeowner with a gun.
Denmark ranks second in burglaries, and the U.S. ranks eighth. England and Wales lead in-car thefts, followed by Australia and France. The U.S. didn’t rank in the top 10 in-car thefts.
As the G-T Report has frequently noted, both Great Britain and Australia have some of the harshest anti-gun laws in the world. Recall that the Australian government banned privately owned guns and confiscated thousands of firearms. In Britain, private ownership of handguns was banned after the Dunblane massacre in 1996. Violent crime in both countries has soared.
Citizens of Britain and Australia can’t fight back. Criminals can do as they wish without fear of consequences.