Fact: Comparing crime rates between America and Britain is fundamentally flawed. In America, a gun crime is recorded as a gun crime. In Britain, a crime is only recorded when there is a final disposition (a conviction). All unsolved gun crimes in Britain are not reported as gun crimes, grossly undercounting the amount of gun crime there. 22 To make matters worse, British law enforcement has been exposed for falsifying criminal reports to create falsely lower crime figures, in part to preserve tourism. 23
To which should be added that the Brits are many more times like to plead crimes down to civil disorder complaints on the order of a traffic ticket and so it’s not uncommon for a violent mugger to have eighty or ninety arrests.