Sunday, May 24, 2009

Abu Dhabi crime stats

This is from a brief The National is running tomorrow:

-There were 18 violent deaths in Abu Dhabi last month, nearly all of which were traffic-related. To put that in context, as the population of the emirate is about 1 million, that's 240 traffic deaths per million people per year. The US is around 130 per million; Britain weighs in at 50 per million.

-41 injuries last month were caused by falls from high places. Which strikes me as astromonically high for a place this (relatively) small.

And my favorite, and I quote:
-"The police responded to 13 calls of childbirth."

In closing, stay out of the roads and you are unlikely to run into any problems, unless you're pregnant.

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