Timmy ElsewhereMarch 15, 2010 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere4 CommentsAt the ASI. Why murder rates aren\’t the gold standard of measuring crime. previousOh, well done Sirs, well done!nextTimmy Elsewhere 4 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere” Giles March 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm To show what an incredibly frigging honest person I am, I found this and bookmarked it: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/smart-medicine-keeps-murder-rate-low-1269565.html There. I see your point. Though I think it also affects behaviour; in a rational world, you would be more nervous of even starting something when there is no care and a minor wound might produce death. Giles March 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm PS I still think casual violence was probably much higher in the past. The sort of violence that intersects with possible killing is a small minority of it. sean March 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm Giles, By your own rational if there was more instances of casual violence then more chances of intersects with a possible killing, therefore murder would have been higher in the past? john malpas March 16, 2010 at 1:24 am Are they not defining murder away to manslaughter etc. As for legal killing that is not really counted. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.