Skip to comments.Gun deaths in U.S. dropped nearly 50 percent over past 20 years, Pew study says
Posted on 05/08/2013 3:03:11 PM PDT by mandaladon
If you think gun violence has surged in recent years, then youre firmly in the majority of Americans who share that opinion. However, according to a new statistical survey, youre also wrong. A new study published on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center says that gun homicides have declined by a full 49 percent since its peak in 1993. There has been an even steeper decline, 75 percent, in non-lethal crime victimization (without or without a crime) in the period between 1993 and 2010. Centers for Disease Control Prevention statistics show that there were 11,078 gun homicide deaths in the U.S., compared with 18,253 deaths in 1993. Non-fatal gun crimes dropped by 69 percent during that same period, according to a separate report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics that was also released on Tuesday. However, the same Pew study finds that 56 percent of respondents believe that gun deaths are more frequent than they were 20 years ago, compared with just 12 percent who accurately said the rates had declined.
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I find this to be unbelievable. It sure as hell isn’t the case where I live.
“in non-lethal crime victimization”
People give up on reporting some crimes?
That paper must have a distinctly racist viewpoint.
This is all Bush’s fault. That study wasn’t quoted on TV by my news people with their beautiful hairdos. Therefore, it can’t be true./s
Paradox of Zeno ping.
The Guns of Obamerica
67% of firearm murders took place in the country’s 50 largest metro areas. The 62 cities in those metro areas have a firearm murder rate of 9.7, more than twice the national average. Among teenagers the firearm murder rate is 14.6 or almost three times the national average. Those numbers are from six years ago. They have grown worse since.
Those are the crowded cities of Obamerica. The places with the most restrictive gun control laws and the highest crime rates. These are the places where the family is broken, money comes from the government and immigrants crowd in from some of the most violent parts of the world bringing with them their own organized crime. These are also the places that have run by Democrats and their political machines for almost as long as they have been broken.
Obama won every major city in the election, except for Jacksonville and Salt Lake City. And the higher the death rate, the bigger his victory. He won New Orleans by 80 to 17 where the murder rate is ten times higher than the national average. He won Detroit, where the murder rate of 53 per 100,000 people is the second highest in the country and twice as high as any country in the world, including the Congo and South Africa. He won it 73 to 26. And then he celebrated his victory in Chicago where the murder rate is three times the statewide average.
These places aren’t America. They’re Obamerica.