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China has one of the lowest murder rates in the world   [Copy link] 中文

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seneca Post time: 2017-9-23 15:06
I don't think my home country is "best friends" with China but yes, crooks such as Jacob Zuma are ...

And don't forget Brazilan  president, Temer, a good friend of China too!  He has been charged with corruption!  Strange how he could be accepted as a good friend of China which itself has been very strong in going after their own corrupt officials!

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If you include those killled on the road by irresponsible motorists, and those killed by tobacco smoke, the figure is much higher than you reported!

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I would also link this to GDP growth, that despite what some say, does translate to real world opportunities that citizens in country see or don't see.

China enjoyed double digit growth during the childhood and youth of those who are adults now, and who somewhere else may be experiencing job losses, alcoholism, drugs and crime. And the growth is still bigger than in most western countries.

If people have hope in their early life, they more easily keep seeing it in later life too, even when such is not so clear.

How ever poor China was in past (or in parts of the country and society continues to be), many Chinese see light at the end of the tunnel.

That translates to hope, which is natural agent to prevent individuals from turning into violent crime.

Of course many individuals in China have made their fortune by crime in ways of corruption and graft. Even those who didn't directly get involved in corruption - for example liquour shops and certain kind of entertainment venues prospered when everyone was buying gifts to officials and business partners. No longer.

How the current anti-corruption developments (combined with structural reforms that are taking place in many industries in the country, and possibly a housing bubble in future) will reflect on people's vision of hope for their own future, remains to be seen.

It might not be a far shot to bet that crime rates in China are bound to increase.

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1626548377 Post time: 2017-9-23 16:08
Did you really look at your home country statistic, which are in the top 10 most dangerous countri ...

It's good China has low murder rate, if true, but it's not something unique about China.  Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Israel have virtually no crime, but they are very different from China.  They have voting rights, elections, and basic universal human rights.  

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Jaaja Post time: 2017-9-23 21:53
I would also link this to GDP growth, that despite what some say, does translate to real world oppor ...

How the current anti-corruption developments (combined with structural reforms that are taking place in many industries in the country, and possibly a housing bubble in future) will reflect on people's vision of hope for their own future, remains to be seen.

It might not be a far shot to bet that crime rates in China are bound to increase.


That is definitely worth looking at. The changes are still ongoing and with adaptations along the way, the hope is for success. Time will tell. With regards to crime rate, as long as income gap is not too big and people are generally satisfied, it should remain low.

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