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Why does crime tend to be rare in homogeneous countries such as Iceland and Japan?

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Hi Rose,  crimes still occur.  However the severity of the crime is mitigated by the fact that there are very few guns and extremely strict gun laws, unlike us in the USA.  Also crimes also have a tendency  of being under reported as this, in Japan, would lead to a loss of "face" potentially.  In Iceland the population as a whole abhors crime and what crime that  does occur is dealt with swiftly and severely.   In both cultures those who comit crimes are ostracized and "run out of town", or even out of the country.  There is a very low tolerance for it.  

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