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Some Interesting Statistics
Toots Gabriel - Pvnn
November 30, 2010
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Okay, okay, things are dangerous out there. We all know that. We all hear the scary news. Run for cover. I am going to present some recent statistics to help you all decide how you are going to manage to survive all of this terrible stuff we are hearing.

As is generally the case, one or two numbers or statistics have little value in a logical consideration unless there is something to compare them to.
First of all, I'll start with the story (you've all heard it before, right?) that when the fellow learned that 90% of all accidents occur within 10 miles of home, he promptly moved away. If only we could all figure solutions out so simply!

There are, of course, recent news articles about one place in particular, Mexico. Stay away.

Particularly, what we hear about is murders in the drug trade. This generally involves the members of the trade itself but also has a spinoff effect in the police business and, ultimately, a spinoff into innocent bystanders such as locals and even visitors, in most cases known as tourists.

Yes, yes, last year alone we heard that between 30,000 and 40,000 individuals were murdered in Mexico. Ouch! Most of us, who think like non-violent human beings, would rationally say, "Stay Away!"

However, as is generally the case, one or two numbers or statistics have little value in a logical consideration unless there is something to compare them to. So, here are some comparisons.

Recent statistics tell us that:



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