Re: [R] iraq statistics - OT

From: Rolf Turner <>
Date: Fri 19 May 2006 - 22:12:28 EST

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> I came across this one:
> which says that the violent death rate in Iraq (which presumably
> includes violent deaths from the war) is lower than the violent
> death rate in major American cities.
> Does anyone have any insights from statistics on how to
> interpret this?

	Well, I don't.  But I remain very skeptical anyhow.  I had
	heard earlier that the violent death rate for *American
	military personel* in Iraq is lower than the violent death
	rate in American cities --- which seems more plausible.  But
	still not very plausible.  Or maybe major American cities
	are even worse than we had been led to believe.


					Rolf Turner

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