In an international game of tit-for-tat the Chinese government on Friday released a biting report regarding human rights in the United States, zeroing-in on crime statistics, gun ownership, and police action against rioters such as the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
“Let’s just say this to anyone who slams this nation: one of our big problems in the U.S. is foreigners sneaking into this country by the thousands… tens of thousands each month, if not more. I don’t recall seeing China being inundated with illegal aliens, except a few from maybe North Korea,” Baker noted.
Following are a mere handful of the figures from the Chinese report:
* In 2010, the U.S. residents aged 12 and above experienced 3.8 million violent victimizations, 1.4 million serious violent victimizations, 14.8 million property victimizations and 138,000 personal thefts. The violent victimization rate was 15 victimizations per 1,000 residents. The crime rate surged in many cities and regions in the United States.
* The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns.
* Over 30,000 Americans die every year from gun violence and another 200,000 Americans are estimated to be injured each year due to guns.
* Almost 1,000 people were reportedly arrested in first two weeks of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
* In 2010, 1.6 million children in the United States were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, up 33 percent from that in 2007.
* Nearly two thirds of all the contributions that the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee received during the 2010 election cycle came from industries regulated by his committee.
* Nearly eight in 10 of Americans polled were dissatisfied with the way the political system is working, with 45 percent saying they are very dissatisfied.
* The actual number of violations that may have occurred from 2001 to 2008 could approach 40,000 possible violations of law, Executive Order, or other regulations governing intelligence investigations. The FBI issued some 200,000 requests and that almost 60 percent were for investigations of U.S. citizens and legal residents.
* The past decade saw increasing stop-and-frisks by the New York police, which recorded an annual of 600,000 cases in 2010, almost double of that in 2004.
* The number of prisoners amounted to 2.3 million in 2009 and one in every 132 American citizens is behind bars. Meanwhile, more than 140,000 are serving life sentences.
* Over the past 10 years, more than 20,000 American children were believed to have been killed by their family members. More than 1 million children are confirmed each year as victims of child abuse.