Graphic presentation of the murder rate around the world. While we are number 3 in the world with 52/100,000 we can, however, take pride (sic) in that we do lead the industrialized world, in homicides, by a wide wide margin.
Medicynical note: Think the number of guns in the U.S. has anything to do with it? Is this collateral damage from our “freedom” to bear arms? Has this anything to do with the wide disparity of wealth in our country? Our failing educational system? Our long standing institutional racism? Take your pick. The question is where we go from here and how to get ourselves out of this mess?