Here are UN stats for crimes measured per 1000 people.
1. Assault: India – – 0.2/1000 Aus 7/1000. US – 7.5/1000
2. Burglary: India – 0.1/1000 Aus – 21/1000 US – 7/1000
3. Murder: India – 0.034/1000 US – 0.043/1000 Australia – 0.015/1000
4. Rapes: India – 0.014/1000 US – 0.3/1000 India – 0.77/1000
As the India-Australia relationship getting heated up due to a spate of attacks on Indian students, it pays to watch the statistics. Australian authorities and media have stated that crimes do happen in India and so there is nothing to be alarmed. Sure, crimes do happen in India and elsewhere. But, that is not an excuse. The reason for the crimes are more important. In LA more people die of murders every month than the September 11 attacks, but you cannot equate them both. In Mumbai more people die in metro trains every week than Nov. 26 attacks but they are not the same. What India is worried is whether the cause for the crime is racist. I’m sure most Australians are not racist, but you need to pursue the criminals to find if there is a small minority who are. You need to assure us that you are capable of arresting these petty criminals and prove without doubt they are not racially motivated.
But, more importantly, Australia’s crime stats are alarming if you measure per-capita. Except for murders, Australia has a worse crime rate stats than India. While it is fashionable to say that third world countries like India are crime-ridden and unsafe, the stats don’t say that. India has a lot lower crimes per capita than most countries and lower than we guys assume just that multiplying by billion makes it look big. Although I agree some of the crimes are not reported in India, still there is a huge difference. I hope you guys take the stats and use the crimes against Indians as an excuse to start a war on criminals.