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Poland: A Successful case of low criminality in Europe?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #91
We did the same in the UK

So what is your explanation for the rise of theft from the 1950s in the US and UK alike?
Harry
1 Oct 2015 #92
I could quote many lies and Poland-bashing comments you have made on this forum

Go on then. Or are you simply making an untrue statement designed to harm my reputation and cause people to not have the trust in me my profession requires? If you are doing that, you're increasing the level of criminality in Poland (as that would be criminal libel).
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #93
church attendance

Your obsession is skewed for 2 major reasons: first of all, church attendance alone is not a credible indicator nor the sole criterion of overall religiosity; it involves Poland's history, culture, lifestyles and overall heritage. Secondly a once-a-year attendance check in autumn is also dependent on external factors including the weather and rival events on that paritcular day. So your leading, but obsessively repeated lie is the fallcious claim that Poland is not a Catholic country. Any educated person in Europe or America knows that is NOT TRUE.
Harry
1 Oct 2015 #94
first of all, church attendance alone is not a credible indicator nor the sole criterion of overall religiosity; it involves Poland's history, culture, lifestyles and overall heritage. Secondly a once-a-year attendance check in autumn is also dependent on external factors including the weather and rival events on that paritcular day.

There are many ways in which one can measure the level of crime in Poland: raw number of offences, number of offences per hundred thousand people, chance of being a victim of crime, chance of being affected by crime, chance of being a criminal, etc. And there are various ways in which one can measure the level of religiousness in Poland: number of people who meet the minimum criteria required by the Catholic church, number of people who take communion every week, number of people not getting their kids baptised, number of people leaving the church, etc.

What they all have in common is that almost every one of them is showing that crime is going down and so is religiousness. If your hypothesis that Poland had low crime because it was a religious country were to be correct, we would expect a fall in crime to be accompanied by an increase in religiousness, and we would expect a fall in religiousness to be accompanied by an increase in crime. But the reality is that for pretty much all of this century we have actually seen falls in both crime and in religiousness.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #95
religiousness

Your purely mechancal, natiowide approach (no. of communion recipients, etc.) does not show the full picture. Parts of the country that have low church attendance (the regained lands such as Lubuskie and West Pomerania) also have the highest crime rates. The lowest are in staunchly Catholic areas such as the Tarnów and Rzeszów regions.

Those recovered lands were settled by uprooted refugees and assorted riffraff, the Catholic church established itself but could not do the work of centuries in a few decades, the more so that they were hamstrung by the anticlerical regime.

The map in this link clearly points up that fact. You will probably dismsis it as unreliable, because time and again whenever any evidence contradicted any of your many biases, prejudices and self-declared know-all status, you disregard it as not a credible source. So what else is new?

foliags-o.geo.uni.lodz.pl/folia12/Mordwa_Struktura%20i%20typologia%20przestrzenna%20przestepczosci%20w%20Polsce.pdf
gośćzPoznania
1 Oct 2015 #96
I replied to you before Harry but those ridiculous mods deleted my answer. It's very interesting that your comment didn't get deleted too since we both got off topic. Only mine was deleted and I didn't do anythign wrong. Mods are unfair here like usual.

Polonius3, you are the most reliable user on this forum. I read your posts often I really like them. Keep doing the good job! :) You, unlike others, provide proofs of your words and don't have to rely on English-speaking websites.

Stick to the topic please
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
1 Oct 2015 #97
religiousness

Incidentally, a better word is religiosity. Religiousness may be found in some large dictionary but sounds somewhat strained and stilted.


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