On reading the latest statistics something struck me as very odd....
In the last 25 years the U.S. has gotten tough on crime...it is the only western country with the death penalty....federal and state governments imposed brutal sentences , built harsh prisons and cut parole. It incarceration rate is now six times higher than the rate in Canada.....yet when comparing homicide rates in those two countries you'll find that the murder rate in Canada is 1.85 per 100,000 people. While in the U.S. it is 5.6...more than 3 times the Canadian rate..
But when you look at the statistics about church attendence you'll find that on a per capita basis the U.S. leads by 3 to 1...in other words Amercans are more religious than Canadians.
Frankly I am puzzled by these facts....I always thought that religious folk are more law abiding than others
My favorite answer on this thread is: It's a known fact, it's harder to kill your girlfriend in a fit of rage with the lacross stick in your closet than with the pistol in your bed side drawer