Of the four murders, only one was Icelander on Icelander. Two were by Muslims: one a Yemeni, the other an Albanian.
In my new Taki’s Magazine column on homicide statistics from the first post-Obama year, “President Trump’s Murder Report Card,” I mention in passing that next-door St. Louis is a blatant example of the Ferguson Effect, with homicides increasing from the 113-120 range in 2011-2013 to at least 205 in 2017.
By way of comparison, the entire country of Iceland is a few percent more populous than the city of St. Louis. Iceland was wracked with an unusually large number of murders last year: four. Interestingly, globalization played a big role in Iceland’s 2017 murder mania. From Iceland Magazine:Unusually high number of homicides in 2017 a cause for concern
BY STAFF JAN 8 2018
More murders were committed in Iceland in 2017 than any time since 2004. Last year four people, two men and two women, were murdered. In recent years the murder rate has been 1-2 people each year.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Iceland crime immigration
Iceland (IS) is estimated to have a population of 0.3 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0 million.