Okay Americans... click and read. Very educational.
Specific things I noticed:
Women were more likely to be victimized by someone they knew or were aquantied with where men were more likely victimized by strangers.
2 out of 3 domestic violence situations had the use of alcohol as a factor in the situation.
And then there was this:
In 2002, 21% of the incidents of violent crime, a weapon was present.
Offenders had or used a weapon in 46% of all robberies, compared with 7% of all rapes/sexual assaults in 2002.
Homicides are most often committed with guns, especially handguns. In 2000, 52% of homicides were committed with handguns, 14% with other guns, 14% with knives, 5% with blunt objects, and 15% with other weapons.
In each of 12 cities surveyed in 1998, victims said that less than half of the violent crimes involved a weapon.
Who is stupid enough to rob people with NO weapon?? If one of those brainiacs tries that stunt with me, their in for a rude awakening.