Skip to comments.Justifiable Homicide Stats
Posted on 09/21/2011 5:50:07 AM PDT by marktwain
PHOENIX, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- The lamestream media told you: The 413 killings by police nationwide that were ruled justifiable in 2009 were the most since 1994, FBI statistics show.
And the 262 killings by private individuals ruled self-defense were the most since 1997. National numbers for 2010 are not yet available. With some variations, the numbers for both categories have been trending upward since about 2000.
Interestingly, the national rise in justifiable homicides has occurred as violent crime levels have dropped. The estimated U.S. violent crime level total in 2009 was 5.2 percent below the 2005 level and 7.5 percent below the 2000 level, according to the FBI.
A similar trend can be seen in Virginia, where 117 people have died in justifiable killings by police and 95 by private individuals between 1990 and 2010, according to an analysis of state and federal crime statistics by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Guns were used in 94 percent of the deaths. By Mark Bowes, from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. http://tinyurl.com/3t3894u
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that: Ive got nothing to add.
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Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground laws are beginning to have some impact.
Unfortunately, I have seen some of the same thing when I transitioned into federal law enforcement. Not in my office, but in surrounding agencies we are seeing more conduct that makes you say "WTF!" At the same time local law enforcement is constantly challenged by a revolving door in the prison system where you arrest really bad people and they are put right back out on the street. The local sheriff's office and PD spend all their time arresting the same people.
I was a cop for thirty years, retiring 6 years ago. There is nothing new under the sun, and 36 years ago I started arresting the same people that the guys before me had been arresting.
Looking at it ass-backwards, crime levels have dropped as justifiable homicides have risen. Doesn't take a genius to figure this out.... a sharp drop in repeat offenders (duh).