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Perspective

As weeks go, last week wasn't one of London's best. A young man's life cut brutally short by a dumbass who ponced around justifying his butchery in the name of Islam by quoting from Exodus (h/t).

Anyway. Someone commented on Facebook about how SA is a better place to be than London. The best thing to do when it comes to arguing on Facebook is simply not to, and so I kept quiet, but since I looked up the numbers, I thought I'd note them here for posterity: the murder rate in London is 1.1 in 100,000. The murder rate in Gauteng is 29.1 per 100,000 (down from around 40 when we left). That means that in a city of 8 million people, religious nutters could go out and kill another 2,000 people this year and London would still be a safer place than Joburg.

None of which would be of any comfort to poor Lee Rigby's family, but I still consider myself lucky to be able to live here.

{2013.05.27 - 23:21}

Comments:

1 Chris (2013.05.29 - 08:29) #

beware of a man who uses statistics to support his argument ;-)

2 Colin (2013.06.02 - 09:25) #

The truth shall set you free! ;-)

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