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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 03-05-2018 at 09:43:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Gun violence has been declining
  • The liberal propaganda units would have you believe otherwise, but NPR was journalistic enough to print this reality check:

    Rate Of U.S. Gun Violence Has Fallen Since 1993, Study Says
    May 7, 20135:06 PM ET

    Since 1993, the United States has seen a drop in the rate of homicides and other violence involving guns, according to two new studies released Tuesday. Using government data, analysts saw a steep drop for violence in the 1990s, they saw more modest drops in crime rates since 2000.

    "Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011," according to a report by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, "and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011.

    There were seven gun homicides per 100,000 people in 1993, the Pew Research Center study says, which dropped to 3.6 gun deaths in 2010. The study relied in part on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49 percent lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation's population grew," according to the Pew study. "The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75 percent lower in 2011 than in 1993."

    All of that is good news — but many Americans don't seem to be aware of it. In a survey, the Pew Research Center found that only 12 percent of Americans believe the gun crime rate is lower today than it was in 1993; 56 percent believe it's higher.


    Island Mike    Posted 03-05-2018 at 23:29:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Gun violence has been declining
  • Some will show a correlation between more guns, more violence. But the problem is why so many folks want, and do, kill other folks. And for the civilized countries it is a US Problem. But to the dropping of the crime rate, I read that Chicago went six days without a shooting, which is a new record.
    The suicides by gun is a really big number in the US. Oh the modern ills of modern society.
    My idiot neighbour across the street, hit a jogger with his van and killed him.
    Jogger was a popular volunteer fire fighter. Neighbour was a smart kid about 40, who was self medicating. He has wisely left the Island.

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 03-05-2018 at 09:57:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Gun violence has been declining
  • I would strongly recommend that anyone who is truly interested in learning about the relationship between guns and crime read Dr. John Lott's book, More Guns, Less Crime. It remains the authoritarian work on the topic.


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 03-05-2018 at 10:38:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Gun violence has been declining
  • Agreed! Lott has been the authority on this topi for some time now, and backs up his writing with hard stats every time.

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