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All modern aircraft have to go through incredibly stringent safety checks and are essentially equally safe. Accidents are so rare that any apparent differences in aircraft safety are mostly meaningless statistical anomalies. Airfleets.net has a chart of accidents per aircraft type, but it's not easy to make any practical conclusions about it. For example, ...


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Rather than viewing safety as being a function of the aircraft, it's much more accurate to say safety is a function of the airline. To provide perspective, AirDisaster provides a ranked statistical analysis of selected aircraft by fatal accidents (accurate to 2004, so it omits the more recent models). Even the Concorde, the worst ranked plane, had a fatal ...


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The EU also publishes detailed statistics that might shed some light on this (Excel file for 2013). For example, Belgium has a 5.5% refusal rate for its consulate in Moscow. It's still much higher than Estonia's rate (between 0.5% and 0.8%) but the difference is not nearly as dramatic as that between overall acceptance rates. At the same time, Estonia gets ...


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The question is for a specific reason senseless, it is like asking what kind of radio is safest in an automobile. The reason is simply that most fatalities are not caused by the type of plane, but by pilot errors, bad care or environmental influences (downburst etc.). There is no reason to believe some crashes would not have occured with exactly the same ...


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A 2012 Conde Naste Traveler article notes that Statistics on baggage theft are hard to come by; the airlines don’t compile them, and if a journey involves multiple legs, it can be difficult to prove where the theft occurred. The TSA, which collects information on lost property, reports that between 7,000 and 14,000 claims are filed with the agency each ...


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As German I can second the opinion of Paul, thieves could be everywhere, I know people from my circle of acquaintances who lost belongings. To protect my belongings: a) If I am completely alone (ok, this will be seldom the case in Germany), I will hide them, put them in a spot hard to see or, if not possible, put them in a spot where I will see people ...


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If you run the statistics, you will likely get different answers for: Safety per trip Safety per travel kilometer Safety per travel hour You need to think about what you really want to know. You might also think about the causes of air transport accidents that result in deaths. They tend to be more often lapses in judgement, communication or training by ...


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FlightView.com has great reports on historic flights (I work in sales there). They're the only flight data provider which are selected as consultants to the FAA, so you know you're getting the most accurate data.


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The Japanese Police Agency only lists crimes committed by foreigners (and does have them listed by both country of origin of the offender, and part of Japan they were committed in). The Wikipedia Article focuses again on crimes committed by foreigners, rather than crimes against foreigners. The best that I can find is the US government site on visiting ...


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Based on what I have seen with friends in Thailand who have applied for Schengen visas, yes there seem to be different standards applied. Some countries seem much looser with issuing visas, while others require the applicant to jump through more hoops to qualify. And who is applying could affect the statistics, as some countries could be more popular ...



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