Exciting news from the world of science via the Telegraph website.
Proving that their parents’ contribution to university fees were not wasted, ‘Open University statisticians’ have worked out the comparative murder rates for two long-running hotbeds of homicide.
Midsomer, home to the cosy adventures of Barnaby and Troy, manages a measley 32 victims per million people per year, compared to a staggering 1,490 per million recorded in Cabot Cove, cozy stamping ground of Jessica Fletcher. The ‘real-life murder capital of the world’, Honduras, comes somewhere between the two with 910 murders per million.
I suspect Camilla Läckberg’s Fjällbacka, with just over 850 inhabitants according to Wikipedia, would be an even less desirable place to set up home. Are there any other suggestions?