Ireland ‘least violent country in Europe’
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I have been saying it here for a while now.
Ireland is the least violent country in Europe, according to a new study by the World Health Organisation. The research compared murder and assault rates across 27 European countries. It found that Finland has 1.96 killings per 100,000 people, while the Scottish rate is 1.75. In Ireland, the figure is 0.32, having dropped steadily over the last five years.
And here again is more international evidence that we are indeed a low violent crime country. But of course that research and evidence is totally wrong. We have massive crime, no one reports crime in Ireland where as in Europe every sinigle crime is reported. When people go into hospitals for gun shot wounds they say “Sure he slipped and fell on a bullet”.
“It is weekends like this which really hammer home how huge a problem violent crime is with the gangland-style shooting in Finglas this morning the third homicide in two days. 2006 saw the highest number of homicides in the history of the State and the question now arises: are we to just accept more of the same in 2007?
Of course we in Ireland don’t report murders or serious assault. People keep going on about the American government trying to keep the people scared. But the same thing is happening in this country. And many of the people who would complain about Bush doing it. Have no problem doing it themselves. And of course the World Health Organisation is infested with Fianna Failers.