Myth 4 : All of Africa is War torn and Dangerous

  • The number of democracies in sub-Saharan Africa leapt from three in 1989 to 23 in 2008); dictatorships and wars are declining
  • (major conflicts have declined from 12 in the mid-1990s to just four today.
  • Africa has 1.1 billion people of those 1.1 billion, only 4.4 million are refugees.

Some African countries have lowest gun ownership rate

  • Some countries in Africa are definitely dangerous, but some does not mean all.
  • 3/5 of the countries with the lowest gun per capita rate are in Africa.
  • Tunisia, Ghana and Ethiopia

Crime in Ghana is lower than many Industrialized nations Example

  • According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate per 100,000 population in 2000 was 2.48 for Ghana, 1.10 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA.
  • For rape, the rate in 2000 was 6.85 for Ghana, compared with 1.78 for Japan and 32.05 for USA.
  • For robbery, the rate in 2000 was 2.15 for Ghana, 4.08 for Japan, and 144.92 for USA. For aggravated assault, the rate in 2000 was 448.42 for Ghana, 23.78 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA.
  • For burglary, the rate in 2000 was 1.3 for Ghana, 233.60 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA.
  • The rate of larceny for 2000 was 0.08 for Ghana, 1401.26 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA.
  • The rate for motor vehicle theft in 2000 was not reported for Ghana. The rate for all index offenses combined was 461.28 for Ghana, compared with 1709.88 for Japan and 4123.97 for USA (noting that motor vehicle theft was omitted as part of this total for Ghana).
  • The reported crime rate in Senegal is extremely low compared to industrialized countries. An analysis was done using INTERPOL data for Senegal. According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate in 2000 was 0.33 per 100,000 population for Senegal, 1.10 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA. For rape, the rate in 2000 was 1.71 for Senegal, compared with 1.78 for Japan and 32.05 for USA. (Data for Senegal are for “sex offences (including rape)”, to replace missing data for rape) For robbery, the rate in 2000 was 2.07 for Senegal, 4.08 for Japan, and 144.92 for USA. For aggravated assault, the rate in 2000 was 6.62 for Senegal, 23.78 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA. For burglary, the rate in 2000 was 2.47 for Senegal, 233.60 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA. The rate of larceny for 2000 was 46.98 for Senegal, 1401.26 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA. The rate for motor vehicle theft in 2000 was 4.11 for Senegal, compared with 44.28 for Japan and 414.17 for USA. The rate for all index offenses combined was 64.29 for Senegal, compared with 1709.88 for Japan and 4123.97 for USA.  The crime rate in Eritrea is low compared to industrialized countries. According to the INTERPOL data, for murder, the rate in 1999 was 2.77 per 100,000 population for Eritrea, 1.00 for Japan, and 5.51 for USA. For rape, the rate in 1999 was 1.69 for Eritrea, compared with 1.47 for Japan and 32.05 for USA. For robbery, the rate in 1999 was not reported. For aggravated assault, the rate in 1999 was 10.26 for Eritrea, 15.97 for Japan, and 323.62 for USA. For burglary, the rate in 1999 was 5.80 for Eritrea, 206.01 for Japan, and 728.42 for USA. The rate of larceny for 1999 was 26.37 for Eritrea, 1267.95 for Japan, and 2475.27 for USA. The rate for motor vehicle theft in 1999 was not reported for Eritrea. The rate for all index offenses combined could not be computed because of the omission of robbery and motor vehicle theft. (Data for USA were based upon year 2000, since USA did not report data to INTERPOL for 1999.)

 

Sao Tome an Island off the Western Coast of Africa has one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. There were only 6 murders in the country all done by people who knew each other.

Sao Tome

 

Asmara is safest city in World

  • Safest city in the world
  • residence often leave their homes, car doors and bikes unlocked think Asmara must be the safest city in the world. I never feel frightened. Local and foreign women can walk the streets at night without fear, and local people do not hassle foreigners and went on to highlight that most Asmarinos don’t even “bother to lock up their bikes Even the president of Eritrea hardly brings along any security when traveling through Asmara Read more: http://www.madote.com/2010/11/worlds-safest-city-is-asmara.html#ixzz2s9f1F13o

 

Why?

  • Religion, in some Muslim Countries they will cut off your hands for stealing
  • Some countries are dictatorships and will severely punish you for crime
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