0.5 % of the UK population will die in a car accident.
Figures out today show that 0.7 % of Glaswegians were crime victims last year.
It’s 0.6 % in New York.
While the BBC finds that distressing, I found that rather reassuring. Given that most of us don’t think twice about climbing into a car, the fact that the chances of becoming a crime victim are roughly the same as dying in a car should surely set a lot of people at ease… or maybe it should have them diving for the trains and busses, depending which way you look at it.