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Comment boredom (Score 1) 354

I'm the helpdesk technician. I'm at my place of employment from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch. My average workload consumes 60 minutes of my day. I'd like to think that I'm bored now because I've fixed everthing.

I also have a new boss who doesn't give me any projects. As bored as I am, I'm glad to have a job, and hope it lasts. Most local companies have hiring freezes and/or layoffs.

Comment Re:Prosecute the parents (Score 2, Informative) 504

In 2007 there where:

301,621,157 people in the US
11,251,828 Total CRIMES
1,408,337 Violent (seperate from murders)
16,929 Murders (not included in violent)
855,856 Aggrivated Assault - a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
2,176,140 Burglaries - Lowest since 1991

This gives a .47%violent crime rate in America ((1,408,337+16,929)/301,621,157)


In 2005 there were:
419,640 - Non fatal Gun crimes
8,478 - Handgun deaths
2,868 - other gun deaths
2,147 - Knife deaths
671 - Blunt object deaths
2,528 - Other object deaths


UK Crimes

In 2007 there were:
60,975,000 - Total Population (estimate)
1,045,369 Violence crimes
621,958 Burglaries
3,810,971 Total Crimes

This gives a 1.7% violent crime rate (1,045,369/60,975,000)

So the UK has a crime rate roughly 3.61 times worse than the US in violent crime rates.

Does fear of being shot deter criminals in the U.S.? Are citizens of the U.K. better at reporting crimes?

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