Skip to comments.New Anti Gun Rights Study... Number of Homicides In 10 to 24 Year Old Group Distorted Once Again
Posted on 01/13/2012 11:44:04 AM PST by Sasparilla
An anti-gun rights organization released their spin on a study regarding murder rates of 10 to 24 year olds in California. But, there is a disproportionate number of gang members included. What their spin omitted was the fact that the ten top counties for youth homicides in California are the hottest areas of the state's gang activity. And, even more relevant, how does any anti-gun rights group propose to disarm gang-bangers? There is no answer to that. But, there's plenty of propaganda.
They listed the ten top California counties by homicide rate in the 10 to 24 year old group. Interestingly enough, gang members fall into the age group of 12 to 24 years old. And, these are the most violent youth. Their study showed that there are huge disparities between murders in ethnic groups of youth in California. And, the simple reason is that the majority of gang membership is either Hispanic or Black. But, no mention of that fact either.
The study also shows that there are vast disparities between groups in California where young African-Americans are more than 22 times more likely to be murdered than young whites, and young Hispanics are more than 5 times more likely to be murdered than young whites. However, the majority of gang members are either African American or Hispanic. There are the Crips, Bloods, Mara Salvatrucha "MS 13", Norentos, Surentos, Nuestra Familia and other similarly named thugs...
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There mere fact that they used 10 to 24 years as one of their age group divisions tells me their data, and conclusions, should not be taken seriously.
Agreed. The whole point of using that age range is so that they can mix stats for gang bangers in with "children". Peak ages for violent criminal activity would be 15 thru 24. More logical age ranges would be 10 thru 13, 14 thru 17, and 18-24.
Unfortunately, after it's referred to a number of times, this stupid, incomplete, misleading study will become a “fact,” like the “manmade global warming “ and “poverty-breeds-crime” falsehoods.
Let’s see some statistics on how many persons have been saved by guns and how many crimes avoided.
If all gangs would agree on a “Confrontation Day” and give the rest of us time to get out of range, I say arm them and let them annihilate each other. Good riddance.
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