Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rastas never die

Among the news of the senseless death of Lucky Dube is the fact that South Africa has roughly the same number of murders as the United States, although the country’s population is roughly 35 percent of the U.S.

In 2004, the FBI reported roughly 16,000 homicides in the United States. The New York Times reported that South Africa’s yearly total hovers around 19,000, although violent crime has come down more than 40 percent since 1991.

No comments: