It has a spectacular landscape, incredible cities, an educated population (most of whom speak English) and a history and culture much older than ours in North America.Up north you’ll find a pastoral landscape and dense green forests, while to the south there are all those little red island cottages scattered across the Stockholm Archipelago.Whenever a mass shooting occurs, a debate about gun violence ensues. and peer countries by weapon type, 2013 Source: Global Burden of Disease Study. has higher rates of homicides from guns than Pakistan. Switzerland, frequently cited as a country where widespread gun ownership makes people safer, has stricter gun regulations than the U. The Swiss government has placed limits on gun ownership and makes gun owners renew their permits 14 times a year.An often-cited counter to the point about the United States’ high rates of gun homicides is that people in other countries kill one another at the same rate using different types of weapons. Compared to other countries with similar levels of development or socioeconomic status, the United States has exceptional homicide rates, and it’s driven by gun violence. Access the data visualization here: In a 2013 article for The Atlantic online that compared gun deaths in U. cities to some of the deadliest places in the world, the authors created a map, below, that shows Atlanta has the same gun murder rate as South Africa, Detroit as El Salvador, Phoenix equal to Mexico’s gun homicide rate: The Atlantic Another screen grab, below, compares gun homicide rates in the U. with countries that frequently make headlines for conflict-related violence (Afghanistan, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Pakistan). One inspiring example comes from Cali, Colombia, and highlights the value of using data to identify risk factors for homicide.How does one describe a country that has given the world the Vikings as well as the Nobel Peace Prize, little Swedish meatballs as well as Absolute Vodka, Volvo as well as ABBA, IKEA and H&M and…well, you get the idea.Sweden is an incredible country that is often missed by those who only venture about Southern, Central or Eastern Europe. has much higher rates of unintentional death from firearms compared to other countries. Access the data visualization here: It doesn’t have to be this way. and peer countries, 2013 Source: Global Burden of Disease Study.
has about two fewer gun homicide deaths per 100,000 people than Iraq, which has 6.5 deaths per 100,000. stands out for its high rates of homicide firearm deaths, its rates look small compared to certain Latin American countries. Our peer countries don’t have the same homicide and accidental gun death problems that we have in the United States.Irritable mood is among the primary diagnostic criteria for mania and hypomania, and there’s growing understanding that anger and irritability can be hallmarks of depression as well.Left unchecked, irritability and its downstream cousins, anger and rage, can have dramatic and devastating effects. There can be severe repercussions in the workplace and, on occasion, seismic encounters with the justice system.Also, analysis of the data revealed that homicides were more likely to involve young people and occur on holiday weekends, weekends following paydays, and election days.Based on these findings, Guerrero Velasco implemented several interventions to address these risk factors, such as limiting the hours alcohol could be sold, imposing curfews for individuals under 18 on the weekends, and imposing short-term gun bans on select weekends and election days when homicides were most likely to occur.