Tag Archives: Gun violence
December 4, 2015 by wimvincken
Some people are wondering what’s going on with the mass-shootings in the US. Is it so bad? Let’s see at the numbers. In 2013, there were 364 mass-shooting attacks, in 2014 there were 336 death and in 2015 there were 353 death, totally 1,053, 1,347 death and 3,821 wounded. We have an average of 351 attacks per year with 449 death and 1,274 wounded per year. Because the year 2015 is still not over, the number of mass shooting attacks might go up!
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December 3, 2015 by wimvincken
The average percentage of death caused by guns worldwide is 0.01%. Montenegro is the safest place to live if you afraid of guns and Guinea (West-Africa) is the unsafest place. With the current political situation in the US and the question of the dangers of guns in the US, the US ranks 88 on the list of 172 countries. Death by drug use, the US is ranked number 3 of 172 countries. Death by road traffic, the US is ranked 131 from the 172 countries. By death of suicide, the US is ranked 47 of the 172 countries. By death of violence, the US is ranked 85 from the 172 countries. I suggest that Mr. President Obama is stopping the politics and spend time and effort to reduce the numbers death by drugs and suicide. For journalists, it’s a very good idea to ask the candidates for the President elections what their programs are in those areas.