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Old 05-21-2011, 08:52 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by baja View Post
I didn't say it was perfect

Still less violant per capata than the USA

"In fact, much of the crime data per capita 1000 population suggests that in many respects Mexico is safer than the U.S.: in assaults the U.S. ranks No. 6, Mexico No. 20; burglaries the U.S. No. 17, Mexico No. 34; car thefts U.S. No. 9, Mexico No. 22; fraud U.S. No. 18, Mexico No. 29; Rape (Canada No.5), U.S. No. 9, Mexico No. 17."
I wonder where our respective countries would rank on accurate censor data, and the actual reporting (or recording) of crime? I volunteer in Guatemala every couple years or so, and I can tell you that a fraction of the rapes get reported due to a strong cultural core of patriarchy.
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