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Re: SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - Death Rate per 100,000 (by guns) -- and AR



how about this web site down under?
http://www.ozemail.com.au/~confiles/confiles.html gee maybe your just a pawn
in your governments con game!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ellis, Peter R." <Peter.Ellis@cbr.defence.gov.au>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 16:56
Subject: [amsat-bb] SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - Death Rate per 100,000 (by guns) - -
and AR


>
> I hate "black-catting" ["My black cat is blacker than your black cat."]
>
> But, here goes.
> [And the relevance to AR and satellites, while slight, is definitely
> explained, later.]
>
>
> Speaking as a trained killer (i.e. an officer of a uniformed military
force
> of Australia) I find the idea that ordinary citizens need firearms to
defend
> themselves to be, well, quaint.
>
>
> Anyway, I wish to thank "Michael P. Olbrisch" <kd9kc@elp.rr.com
> <mailto:kd9kc@elp.rr.com> > for drawing to our attention his encyclopaedic
> knowledge of crime statistics, especially how bad things are in Australia.
> He is so obviously aware of the Australian crime statistics that I do not
> need to draw to his attention the following web sites:
>
> Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)
> http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/homicide/index.html
> <http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/homicide/index.html>
> particularly the RATE of Deaths Caused by Firearms per 100 000 population
> (1986-95)
> at http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/deathfirearm/firearm.html
> <http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/deathfirearm/firearm.html>
>
> Bottom Line (literally):
> 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
> 1993 1994 1995
> Total Persons 4.35 4.39 4.21 3.40 3.61 3.67 3.61 2.98
> 2.95 2.66
>
>
> Michael is obviously also intimately aware of similar figures for the USA,
> for instance at
> the Violence Policy Centre at http://www.vpc.org/studies/whostate.htm
> <http://www.vpc.org/studies/whostate.htm>
> "In 1996 the U.S. firearms death rate was 12.94 per 100,000. Twenty-seven
> states [e.g. Texas - see below] were at or above this national average
rate.
> Louisiana ranked as the state with the highest firearms death rate (25.37
> per 100,000)-nearly twice the national average. Louisiana was followed by
> Nevada (22.38 per 100,000), Alaska (21.21 per 100,000), Mississippi (20.90
> per 100,000), and Alabama (20.05 per 100,000)."
>
> For his beloved Texas, Michael KD9KC, will already know that, for 1996
(per
> 100,000 population):
> Homicides/Rate  Suicides/Rate  Unintentional/Rate  Undetermined/Rate
Total
> Deaths/Rate per 100,000
> 1,055/5.83      1,449/7.18 78/0.44             34/0.19
> 2,616/**13.64**
>
> which is *only* 5.13 times more than Australia...
>
>
> or
> http://onhealth.com/baby/interactives/millionmom/MM_risk_01.asp
> <http://onhealth.com/baby/interactives/millionmom/MM_risk_01.asp>
> that allows easy derivation of the following 'most recent available'
> statistics:
>
> Death Rate
> 12.54 per 100,000 population
> Leading Cause of Death
> Accidents or unintentional injuries
> 32.4 out of every 100,000 of all males and females ages 40-44. (Males:
20.32
> per 100,000)
>
>
> Hence, in my 5-YEAR AGE BRACKET in the USA, verus the total figure for
> Australia, I would be 4.71 times more likely to be killed in the USA
> (compared to *only* 7.64 times more likely as a male! And *only* 7.16 time
> as a *white male*!)
>
> In my city (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory), the rate is 2/year or
> ~0.66 per 100,000 !
> http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/homicide/index.html#act
> <http://www.aic.gov.au/stats/homicide/index.html#act>
>
> Is this related to Amateur Radio?
> * I scavange my neighbourhood for satellite antenna parts WITHOUT
> having to worry about being met at the door by a gun! i.e. I can drive
> around my neighbourhood, spot now-unused microwave pay-TV antennas on a
> house roof, knock on the door and explain my interest in taking it off the
> roof, then take it with their permission ! ;
> * I can can attend radio meetings in arguably the 'seediest' part of
> my city (only several doors from where I also go regularly with my Masonic
> Lodge to feed the homeless destitute);
> * I can work on satellite antennas and others on my roof and in the
> trees beside my busy road (without people taking pot-shots at me, and only
> expect the odd beer bottle in the grass - - we live "one bottle" away from
a
> tavern!);
> * I can sit in my shack with the door open (without someone coming to
> my door and mugging me);
> ...and not carry anything more 'offensive' OR 'defensive' than a pen
> - - which we all know is mightier than the sword.
> * I can wear my Navy uniform to and from work and at the shopping mall
> or local shops without comment;
> * I can have a friend who is a motorcycle police office, who I am
> certain to see next year! Well, he *is* about to go as a 'peacekeeper' to
a
> Pacific Island nation that is just ending internal conflict, so that is
> perhaps somewhat debatable...
>
>
> <sarcasm> I feel *so* much more fearful having had Australia's national
> semi-automatic weapons buy-back </sarcasm> [after the mass-shooting of 35
> people by a mentally disturbed Martin Bryant at the Port Arthur historic
> site in our state of Tasmania in April 1996
> -http://www.geniac.net/portarthur <http://www.geniac.net/portarthur>  .]
>
>
> 73s,
> Peter VK1KEP
> Canberra, Capital city of Australia
>
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