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Alpers, Philip. 2015 ‘Are Pacific People Less Violent?.’ The Pacific Region Lives Up to its Name with Disarming Success. Melbourne: The Conversation. 26 February
Are Pacific People Less Violent?
Clearly our points of difference as a region and as Pacific people created today's pacific climate. But which difference is key? Are we less violent people?
Interviewed about lethal crime in America, eminent criminologist Franklin Zimring discounted that notion:
"You're just as likely to get punched in the mouth in a bar in Sydney as in a bar in Los Angeles. But you're 20 times as likely to be killed in Los Angeles."
The difference, Zimring said, is guns…