Self-Defense Statistics-When Stats Are Colored With Attitude

Rightwingconspirator6/04/2014 11:42:59 am PDT

re: #40 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

Claiming that these stats are so we can assess day to day risk of being a victim is not true. That is not something you possibly could do with statistics. It is a misrepresentation of what statistics is. The day-to-day risk of being a victim depends on a thousand contingent factors. It is as foolish as using US cancer statistics to try to figure out whether you’ll get cancer.

Do you understand this part?

Of course I do. To a degree. the rest you get to put in the category of “you lost me there”.

My paragraph in large part-Does include the call for personal detail.

What should one make of the crime clock? Or the DGU incidents? That’s up to each of us. The FBI interest in disseminating these numbers includes helping us understand the day to day risk of being a victim, and assisting police in choosing priorities. To me any national statistics are just the start. We each have to consider our own local conditions and personal circumstance. Our risks, and our aptitudes. our willingness and ability to use whatever we decide upon really well. Irresponsible use of an alarm system wastes police resources and results in fines. Bars on the windows intended to keep a burglar or robber out must yield in a big hurry and possible panic in the event of a fire. And so on. .