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Firethorn Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 09:49 AM
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109. Statistics can be fun...
"the hypothesis {is} that the availability of lethal means increases the rate of completed suicide." (well - duh!)

Yeah, This always brings to mind that Utopia of gun control - Japan. The place of 25.3* suicides per 100k, versus the USA's 10.85.

To put it into perspective, the Murder rate in the USA is ~6.32 and Japan is .58.

So a Japanese citizen is more likely to commit suicide than a US citizen is to either commit suicide or be murdered.

*Had to average male&female
http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide/sui...
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