Originally Posted by MarylandNed
That's a very misleading way to represent the numbers! Anyone reading that might think that the homicide rate was 26.6 times higher in the US! That's nowhere near the truth. Here's the truth:
- The homicide rate in 2010 in the US was 4.77 per 100,000 people.
- The homicide rate in 2010 in Canada was 1.58 per 100,000 people.
That's not the spectacular difference you're trying to make it out to be with your use of numbers.
There is another factor that skews the rates. Canada often calls it "manslaughter" what would be called "murder" in the US.