Rape Statistics in Oslo Revisited
Okay, my initial post on this has slid off the front page and based on the comments and some of the stuff on Conservative/Right leaning websites I’d post again on this to clarify the point I was trying to make that seems to have gone over just about everybody’s head.
First though a recapitulation of the topic might be helpful to those who missed the first post. The number of rapes, on a per capita basis (thanks Gollum) is very high in Oslo Norway. In fact, it is so high it is 6 times that of New York City. Further, in looking at the data 2/3rds of those rapes are committed by what are called non-Western immigrants.
Now many around the web have taken this to conclude that the per capita number of rapes is so high simply because of Islam, after all the term non-Western immigrant is basically a euphamism for Muslim (or so goes the reasoning on these websites) (link, link, link, link, link). However, what seems to have gotten completely lost is that the number of per-capita rapes is not high simply because of Islam and Muslims. If the data is true, which these websites are assuming then there is one unavoidable conclusion: The white males in Oslo are rather enthusiastic rapists themselves. Lets go through the math.
Suppose the per capita number of rapes in New York City is R. Then it follows that the per capita number of rapes in Oslo is 6R. Now 2/3rds of those rapes are committed by non-Western immigrants. That means in terms of ‘R‘ the per capita number of rapes due to Muslims is 4R. So, lets remove the Muslim committed rapes from the total number of rapes. To do this we do the following subtraction:
What this means is that the Western immigrants and locals (read white males) are comitting rapes at a rate twice as high as in New York City on a per capita basis. Or, white males in Oslo are rather enthusiastic rapists in terms of statistical likelihood. Blaming the entire problem on Muslims and Islam is either due to ignorance or racism. I’ll go with the former as it reflects better on the people making such assertions.