Skip to comments.FBI's Crime Report Bad News for Anti-Gunners
Posted on 09/22/2008 5:52:52 AM PDT by SoothSayerONETIME
This week, the FBI released its crime report for 2007 and, once again, gun control supporters are taking it on the chin.
It's not just that the nation's violent crime rate decreased slightly between 2006 and 2007. It's that every year since 2002 it has been lower than anytime since 1974, leading the Justice Department to say that violent crime is "near a 30-year low." Since 1991, violent crime has dropped 38 percent. Murder is now at a 40-year low, lower than anytime since 1966 every year from 1999 to the present, and down 43 percent since 1991.
"More guns means more crime?" Only in anti-gunner "La-La Land." Violent crime has fallen as the number of guns has increased 4.5 million a year. There are more gun owners, owning more guns than ever before, and violent crime is lower than anytime since Gerald Ford became president!
We can hardly wait to see the Brady Campaign try to spin this one with its asinine "state grades" stunt. In 2007, the major U.S. cities with the highest murder rates were cities with severe gun control. The top three? Detroit (where Michigan law requires a permit to purchase a handgun), Baltimore (where Maryland law restricts private handgun sales and requires a seven-day waiting period on handgun sales by dealers), and the District of Columbia (with its handgun ban and its firearm registration law). Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and D.C. had the highest robbery rates.
In 2007, as in years past, Right-to-Carry states had lower violent crime rates, on average, compared to the rest of the country with total violent crime lower by 24 percent, murder by 28 percent, robbery by 50 percent, and aggravated assault by 11 percent. Further, in 2007, 32 percent of murders were committed without firearms of any sort--knives accounted for 12 percent, hands and feet six percent, and blunt objects four percent. Rifles and shotguns (semi-automatic and otherwise) accounted for three percent each, and typically "assault weapons" have accounted for about one percent.
....and a Whole lot of bad guys are in jail.
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
“If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate.”-—
Anti-gunner won’t let petty things such as facts discourage them. Their argument will not be that since crime is down, you don’t need a gun!
yep....no satisfying the loonies
A: They don't do that; they pass laws against burned-out bulbs, and then they wonder why it's still so dark. Meanwhile, a lot of people get hurt because they can't see.
Facts always are.
Not to mention those who tried to take on an armed "victim" and wound up taking that long dirt nap.
They use this anti-gun bit to raise a lot of $$ and live a good life style.
I note that that the NRA did not include a link to the FBI stats. Perhaps that’s because the stats are not as “red” as the NRA would like us to think. Here is the link: http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/offenses/index.html
According to Table “4” the gun-grabbing, gun-hating Northeast has by far the lowest violent crime rate of any other region in the country, including the reddest of red, gun-loving South. (372.4 violent crimes oer 100,000 people in the Northeast compared to 549.2 in the South, 411.2 in the mid-west, and 463.7 in the West.)
Take a look at Table “6” which groups metropolian areas. The rate of violent crime in the NYC metropolitian area, with a population of 17,000,000 and some of the strictist gun laws in the country, is substantially less than just about every metropolitian area in gun-loving Florida and Texas and other red state areas.
My point is that the FBI crime statistics offer something for everyone and can be read to prove whatever anyone wants them to prove.
A shocking concept for grabbers. Violent felons thrive where the easiest prey is
It's probably even lower in a gulag or prison.
Besides, NYC excels in White Collar crime. How's that bailout working? :^)
Large eastern cities essentially quit reporting crimes when Clinton’s 100,000 cop bill passed.
This policy is especially egregious in NY and Phily.
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