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Old December 5, 2012, 10:40 PM   #120
OldMarksman
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Because of this:
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....while the chance of being a violent crime victim in any given year may be low, the odds get worse when one considers that most of us will live several decades.
...this does not mean a whole lot:
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99% of everybody goes through life like that and they're never a victim.
.... We measure violent crime in X per 100,000 numbers and "X" is a small number. In 2011, it was about 386 per 100,000 people. That's a 0.38% chance.
On average, the lifetime chance of a twelve year old being attacked by a violent criminal actor at least once is about 50%.

But this thread is about violence at home. The majority of crimes against persons occur somewhere else.
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