Re: [R] iraq statistics - OT

From: Martin Henry H. Stevens <HStevens_at_muohio.edu>
Date: Sat 20 May 2006 - 00:06:13 EST

Though I agree that the violent death rate in US cities is sad, I would also guess that the estimates are relatively accurate. I would also say that the "experimental design" assumed in the article is potentially badly flawed, with tremendous underreporting in Iraq and meticulous reporting in US cities.
Hank
On May 19, 2006, at 10:04 AM, Elio Mineo wrote:

> For what the article says, every country should have a war to have a
> lower violent death rate!!
>
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>
>> I came across this one:
>>
>> http://www.nysun.com/article/32787
>>
>> 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?
>>
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