Why It Is Misleading to Compare Murder Rates in the US and Western Europe

A 2016 article by the American Journal of Medicine claims that homicide rates in the U.S. are 7 times higher than an average of other ‘high income countries.’  This conclusion is based on a select list of OECD nations compiled in 2010.  The lowest income nation on the list is Hungary, where per capita GDP is $28,000 per year.  Turkey and Mexico did not make the cut because their per capita GDPs are respectively $25,000 and $19,000.  Latvia and Estonia are not on this list, presumably because Latvia joined the OECD in 2016 and Estonia joined in December of…

Source: American Thinker, April 7, 2018, Antonio Chaves

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