Friday, 11 July 2008
More stat slap down on you biyaches.
I came up with a novel way of demonstrating how absurd it is to worry about being murdered in South Africa('cause I'm smart like that).
In South Africa you currently have a 0.040 % chance of getting murdered. White South Africans however make up 10 % of the population and are victims of crime 2% of the time. So in reality as a white South African you're chance of getting murdered is about 5 times lowers than the norm. We work that into the numbers and we you have about a 0.008% chance of getting murdered if you are a white person. An average of 8 out of every 100 000 white South Africans get murdered every year and in fact this does quite accurately related to the actual number of about 1 per day. Now ...
I came across a website with death rates as per traffic statistics which you can find here.
According to these death rates you have a higher risk of dying in a car crash in these countries than being murdered in South Africa. I'm only going to mention the higher profile ones here. You can safely assume that in asia , africa , eastern europe etc that you have a much higher chance.
U.S.A (15.8 deaths per 100 000)
Germany ( 10.7 deaths per 100 000)
France ( 13.8 deaths per 100 000)
Italy (10.8 deaths per 100 000)
Spain (14 deaths per 100 000)
Canada (10.3 deaths per 100 000)
Portugal (21.1 deaths per 100 000)
Greece (19.1 deaths per 100 000)
So let's sum up. It's more dangerous to drive in the above countries than it is to live or travel in South Africa as a middle classed person. Not to mention as a tourist the rate of murder is far less than 8 in 100 000. It's closer to 1 in 1 million.
Now the question is , with this in mind I assume all the people who talk about how horrific and dangerous living in South Africa is are immedietly going to either do 1 of two things.
1) Give up their cars....or...
2) Admit that the risk is actually pretty damn low and that they are full of it.
How else can they justify their outlandish statements in the face of this ? They simply can't. The more you look at it folks the sillier and more absurd all this fearmongering in South Africa looks. Anyway to cheer you up I dedicated you a song. Enjoy.
Posted by The Rooster at 05:39