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Old 08-26-2004, 10:29 AM   #8
John Boswell
 
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Re: Self defense against what???

http://crime.about.com/gi/dynamic/of...%2Fcvict_c.htm

Okay Americans... click and read. Very educational.

*Edit*

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:
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Weapon use

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. LOL

Last edited by John Boswell : 08-26-2004 at 10:39 AM.

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