Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastSaudi Arabia · 5 years ago

Who says Muslim Sharia Law is bad?

In 2013, the overall violent crime rate declined slightly from 26.1 to 23.2 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents from 2012 to 2013, per the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). In 1988, the murder rate in Saudi Arabia was .011 per 100,000 population, sexual offenses were .059 per 100,000 population, and thefts were .005 per 100,000.[24] In 2002, a total of 599 crimes were reported in Saudi Arabia, or .06 crimes for every 100,000 people.

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  • 5 years ago
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    Europe and Japan have the lowest crime rates in the world and they do not have Sharia Law, so there is no reason to believe that Sharia Law improves safety.

    Go look for another argument to defense the insanity that religious laws represent

  • H
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    The crime rate of a country doesn't have anything to do with the laws applying in the country. Many other factors play a role as well, let it be the economic situation, poverty, political instability, etc., etc. You can find countries where Sharia Law applies and the crime rate is one of the highest in the world. It also matters a) what is considered a crime under which law and the crime reporting.

    Going by "reported" crimes, Burkina Faso and Mali top the list of "safe" countries followed by Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan.

    Many times also the kind of most crimes carried out in countries vary. In countries following Sharia Law, adultery, homosexuality, suicide, etc are considered a crime which won't be find in crime statistics of country not following Sharia Law - but that doesn't mean that maybe crimes like, robberies, raped, murderers, etc might be higher in these countries.

    Bottom line: the better a country is off economically and the better a Government is taking care of its own people, the lower the crime rate, regardless of which kind of law applies. Both laws have advantages and disadvantages.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    ''The crime rate of a country doesn't have anything to do with the laws applying in the country'' @H, you can't be more wrong here. Yes, there are other factors, but the laws plays a big role too. If the government is able to apply the laws properly, it will be more safer.

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