Of all my stat slap downs none have proven quite as conclusive as this to demonstrate the neurotic fear of being murdered in South Africa. You see I've hit on the idea of comparing suicide rates in various countries with the murder rate in South Africa. Surely if in another country you are more likely to kill yourself than someone else is likely to do it in South Africa it makes a pretty strong argument against murder being widespread. It also makes a pretty goo argument against that perfect expat life some of you so delusionally believe in.
Now I'm talking to you white South Africans who make up my readership. A while back I presented a load of evidence from myself and other intellectual giants to show that the murder rate for white south africans was 12 in 100 000. Now it occured to me that if I could show that simply living in another country presented you with a higher chance of suicide than being murdered that might make a pretty strong point. Little did I know how amazingly strong my findings would prove to be. Now I'm not being callous to suicide, In fact I know a South African who committed suicide but never one who was murdered. And god rest his soul.
Take from the world health orginisations officials stats 2003....
I'm going to compare the countries South Africans mostly emmigrate to.
The united kingom
What this means is you have just about equal chance of killing yourself in the U.K of someone else doing it in South Africa. Now think about this....if South Africa is especially dangerous then the U.K must be freaking especially shit. Either that or U.K suicide is very rare and so is S.A murder.
Yeah. Almost double the chance of commiting suicide if you live in Australia than being murdered in South Africa.
Yeah. Double the chance.
United states of America
And that's not counting other earth hell holes. Examples that stand out are..
The ukraine ..where you stand a 5 times higher chance of killing yourself than being murdered in South Africa. Or Russia (7 times). Latvia (5 times). Lithuania (7 times)..and christ ...so many more.
Now if that doesn't make you think....well....you're a neurotic depressed fuck and probably thinking about killing yourself. You might want to send me an email and let me treat you.
ps ..here is a newer list found after I wrote the article.
South Africa's suicide rate (when not splip up by demographic) is 10 per 100 000. 50th world wide and above all 10 of the most sought after "expat destinations" South Africans move to. So you're more likely to know someone who commited suicide than was murered. And it's also proven a gross minority of suicides are done by white South Africans ...watering the pool down even more.