One violent crime every 22.7 secs
One forcible rape every 5.6 mins
One robbery every 1.3 mins
One Aggravated assault every 36.5 secs
One burglary every 14.6 secs
One larceny offence every 4.7 secs
One motor vehicle theft every 25.5 secs
No wonder you need guns :-)
Again, if you mapped the crimes you would have hot spots over some of
the major US cities. I think you would be a little more apprehensive in
the bad parts of Glasgow than sightseeing in the Cotswolds. Other than
recreational shooting, I only carry firearms when the possible threats
include mountain lions, bears, and the odd wolf or two. Even then I've
had no encounters that escalated. While you occasionally see someone in
town with a firearm it's very uncommon.
That was a ban on hand guns. Even before that ban it was extremely
difficult to obtain a handgun licence and nowhere in the UK would you
have been allowed to carry a gun of any sort before that ban and
certainly not to own a hand gun for self defence.
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