Charles Murray was widely lambasted a few weeks back for this Tweet: Indeed, Sub-Saharan Africa isn't that bad according to official homicide stats. For instance, Burkina Faso and Benin claim 1.3 and 1.1 /100,000 homicides, respectively, per year (from UN Office on Drugs and Crime's International Homicide Statistics via World Bank). But Africa is a... Read More
This translates to a homicide rate of 7.4/100,000 homicide rate using the US population of 332M as the denominator. I wrote about the history of the Russian homicide rates here. This is how the centennial comparison now looks like between Russia and the US after the latter's embrace of #BLM and community policing. US at... Read More
Scan from pp.156 of the "Russian Calendar" for 1915, a yearly publication from Alexander Suvorin's publishing house that ran from 1872-1917* that has been making the rounds on Runet. Crimes committed /100,000 by ethnicity in late Russian Empire: Theft Admin Crimes Assault State crimes Robbery Murder Commercial Crimes Fraud Poles 25 11 12 2 4... Read More
This is according to the latest data by criminologist Matt Ashby. This is a stunning reversal from a century ago, where contemporary "Core Europe" (Britain, France, Germany, the Low Countries, and Scandinavia) had homicide rates of 1-2/100,000 vs. around 5/100,000 in places like Italy, Finland, Japan, and Russia. The one good thing about this is... Read More
The data is based on Goertzel, Ted & al. (2012), Homicide Booms and Busts A Small-N Comparative Historical Study. The lead author kindly emailed me the data used to build their graphs (their version is on the right), which I used to construct the above graph of Russian historical homicide rates from 1875 to 2018.... Read More
In murder rates. Although gun laws in NY are tough, it's still incomparably easier to get firepower in there than in London. UK laws are so hardcore that their Olympics shooting team has to practice in France. There are also almost twice as many Negroes as a share of the population in NYC (25%) versus... Read More
I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.
One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.
Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.