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Murder not a top cause of death, a first in 45 yrs
ap ^ | jan 11, 2012 | MIKE STOBBE

Posted on 01/11/2012 9:49:01 AM PST by george76

For the first time in 45 years, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top causes of death... the murder rate fell enough in 2010 to drop it out of the top 15 causes.

Criminologists have not reached a consensus about what's been driving murder rates down

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendament; banglist; homicide; murder; secondamendment; trends
An armed society is ...
1 posted on 01/11/2012 9:49:08 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Exactly. As gun purchases soared, murder rates fell.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:52:06 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: george76

Are Obama’s policies at the top of the list?


3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:53:03 AM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: george76

Because people are living longer, and because abortion is so prevalent among younger people, there are proportionately more older people than before; hence a statistically different proportion of death causes.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 10:01:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: edpc

they’re saving “Death Panels” as # 1 for his 2nd term.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 10:02:42 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: george76

Must be just among those already born.

Freegards


6 posted on 01/11/2012 10:03:29 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: george76
For the first time in 45 years
That's about the same time the (not so) Great Society began.
I guess it finally got to the point where they ran out of victims.

7 posted on 01/11/2012 10:03:58 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: george76

15 million guns sold this year and something like 120,000 in one day in December. Hunters in some of the eastern states are larger than the armies of several tin pot dictators.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 10:04:58 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: george76

I’m guessing this list dosen’t count the MILLIONS of Americans murdered in utero every year.

But praise God the 5th district court upheld the Tx songrm law


9 posted on 01/11/2012 10:05:34 AM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As concealed carry laws have taken effect, murder rates have fallen. John Lott’s work details this effectively, More Guns Less Crime.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 10:08:13 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: george76
". . Criminologists have not reached a consensus about what's been driving murder rates down "

They must have created a new category for beheadings, bombings and other terrorist acts that result in murder/death.

/sarc

11 posted on 01/11/2012 10:24:39 AM PST by Eastbound ( 3-7-77)
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To: george76
7,225,800 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2009.
12 posted on 01/11/2012 10:25:17 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: oh8eleven

What demographic correlation approaches 1.0 in your chart? /s


13 posted on 01/11/2012 10:28:18 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: pierrem15

And we didn’t even need to see a chart to know it.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 10:50:59 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: george76

I lived in a place where the sheriff boasted that he solved 100% of his cases. They found a body and he couldn’t solve it, so he came out with, “I have ruled this a suicide. This man stabbed himself in the back 15 times.” Kept a straight face all through the press conference.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 10:55:15 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: oh8eleven
I’m willing to bet that these top ten cities have one common denominator. does anyone have a good guess and the first two will be the same
16 posted on 01/11/2012 11:03:23 AM PST by mt tom
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To: george76

Expert agree, it’s down to two possible reasons:

1. Fewer people are killing each other.

or

2. More people are dying of other stuff.

The experts will be applying for a 25 million dollar grant to determine which it is.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 11:03:38 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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"Criminologists have not reached a consensus about what's been driving murder rates down..."

That's because they're liars. Their predecessors knew that an aging population would cause the trend. Criminologists want to help their professional and political friends to rob old folks (not as likely recidivists) and their few heirs of their properties. They laughingly call such actions, "politics" (been there).


18 posted on 01/11/2012 11:08:31 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Don’t be so rational.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 11:40:56 AM PST by Valpal1 (It is tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it good for him.)
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How about 3 Strikes and You Are Out?

Remember how badly the lame stream media and the liberals screamed about this “horrible law”?

Crime rates started dropping almost immediately since it was implemented and this current statistic is probably a continuing result of it.

Of course, you never hear the credit given to it. It would mean the press and the libs were 100% wrong....again.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 2:41:06 PM PST by OhhTee5
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To: oh8eleven

What do all those cities have in common?

I can name a couple things...but won’t.


21 posted on 01/12/2012 8:27:16 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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