Odd let's go accept the common standard that America far out does the UK in every category regardless of the fact that many areas do not. It is a battle of perception and we as a gun toting, bible thumping, hicks will always be more violent then the idea of England 100 plus years ago. Regardless of the fact that your country has changed significantly since the good old days where this stigma is rooted.
Let's just accept that the US and the UK are different. That's it!