Scott & Sarah Kennedy

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Something For Us To Crow About!

For those of you who are a bit down after the All Blacks' loss to the Springboks - and our all round pathetic displays at sport - don't despair! I have found something that we are world beaters at. Crime!

New Zealand's Glorious Achievements
Assualts: 6th (USA 5th)
Burglaries: 6th (USA 17th)
Car Thefts: 4th (USA 9th)
Drug Offences: 3rd (USA 4th)
Rapes: 12th (USA 9th)
Total Crime: 2nd (Behind Dominica, USA is 8th)

But if your chest swelled with pride from those figures, wait until you see our suicide figures!

Suicide 15 - 24 year olds: 1st (double USA's statistics, and well ahead of the second country)
Suicide 25-34 year olds: 2nd (USA 10th)

You can find all this information for yourself here. You will obviously need to make sure you compare countries per capita, since bigger countries will generally have more total crime.


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