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3 August 2006

Basehor Sentinel (Kansas), Editorial

America is, by all accounts, a violent nation. Oh, we're not as bad off as places like Colombia, with a homicide rate in a 2002 report of 84.4 deaths per 100,000 population, or El Salvador, at 50.2. But we're not very close to the bottom, either. The same report quoted above listed homicide rates of 0.7 for Slovenia, or 0.9 for Austria. Homicide rates in the United States, after peaking at about 11 per 100,000 in the early 1990s, have tapered off to about 6 per... (

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