Today I want to take a look at the issue from a different perspective.
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
In the US, an estimated 1,318,398 violent crimes occurred nationwide in 2009.
An estimated 15,241 persons were murdered nationwide in 2009. There were 5.0 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2009.
In 2009, the number of forcible rapes was estimated at 88,097. The rate of forcible rapes in 2009 was estimated at 56.6 per 100,000 female inhabitants.
There were an estimated 806,843 aggravated assaults in the US in 2009. In 2009, the estimated rate of aggravated assaults was 262.8 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants.
As published by the Federal Bureau of investigationsThe total number of casualties in World War I, both military and civilian, were about 37 million: 16 million deaths and 21 million wounded. (source: wikipedia)
Over 60 million people were killed during World War II (source: wikipedia)
1,100,000 North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong military personnel were killed in the Vietnam War.
Rummel's review of the various data led to a mid-level estimate of 843,000 civilian deaths in both North and South Vietnam.
(source: wikipedia)The Korean war left in its wake 4,000,000 military and civilian casualties.
(source: ete)Just saying ...