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    I simply selected the most readily-available comparative statistics, spaced as far apart as possible to encompass as long a duration as I could easily find.

    Feel free to provide contradictory statistics.  

    •  And yet you draw some very broad conclusions from (3+ / 0-)
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      it.

      Leaving aside causality (which you merely leap to from rates without discussing massive demographic differences), you don't even establish that the net declines from the peak rates are constant across the whole period.

      For example, country A could have a greater decline in violent crime between 1990 and 2000, followed by lower one from 2000 to 2009; and still have a net decline greater than country B. The interpretation of these results would be totally different examining the whole trend period, as with selecting a subset of that data.

      And this is just one flaw with your reasoning.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Thu May 03, 2012 at 11:13:31 AM PDT

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