Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gun access and murder rates

Comparative murder stats:

The murder rate in Israel is one of the world's lowest, according to a new study conducted by the University of Haifa…the research shows that the number of murders per 100,000 people was 2.35 in 1980 and 2.29 in 2006. These numbers are low compared to other countries..for instance, the number of murders per 100,000 people in 2004 was 7.5 in the United States...

Access to guns:

Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel Naval Force (IN), Israel Air Force (IAF) (2010)

Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) and voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women) (2012)

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