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FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom
Outdoor Hub ^ | February 21, 2014 | Daniel Xu

Posted on 02/22/2014 4:27:43 PM PST by DogByte6RER

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FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom

The FBI released the Preliminary Seminannual Uniform Crime Report for the first six months of 2013 on Tuesday. According to the statistics found in the report, all of the offenses in the violent crime category—including murder, forcible rape, assault, and robbery—showed a significant decrease in early 2013 from the same period in 2012. This drop in violent crime coincided with one of the largest booms for gun sales in recent history.

The FBI report was compiled with data submitted by 12,723 law enforcement agencies in the United States for the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Compared to 2012, the first half of 2013 was marked by an across-the-board decrease in crime. The numbers of murders in January to June 2013 decreased by 6.9 percent, forcible rapes declined by 10.6 percent, aggravated assaults declined by 6.6 percent, and robberies by 1.8 percent. Arson and property crime also plummeted in 2013.

The biggest decrease of crime occurred in small towns with fewer than 10,000 residents, which averaged a drop of 9.2 percent in violent crime. The largest population group—cities with more than one million residents—saw a drop of 4.7 percent in violent crime. Regionally, the largest drop in crime occurred in the Midwest with a 7.4 percent decrease, followed by 5.9 percent in the South, 4.3 percent in the Northeast, and 3.7 percent in the West.

The FBI report does not speculate on any causes for the drop of crime in early 2013, and admits that some data may be incomplete. Some gun rights advocates, however, point out the decrease in crime coincided with a surge in gun sales. In just the first five months of 2013, law enforcement agencies processed more than 10 million background checks. To put that in perspective, only 14.4 million background checks were processed in the whole of 2010. New gun owners also contributed to the sales boom, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation reporting in a survey that 25.8 percent of customers in late 2012 and early 2013 were first-time buyers. Overall, gun sales have been in an upswing in recent years, but experts point to recent gun control legislation for spurring on sales.

When Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed a package of gun control bills into law last year, customers swarmed retailers ahead of the law’s effective date of October 1. State police had to hire a team of data entry personnel to keep up with the sudden flood of background checks and some sources reported more than 1,000 firearms being sold a day in the weeks leading up to October.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; crimestatistics; fbi; gunsales; gunsandammo; moregunslesscrime
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1 posted on 02/22/2014 4:27:43 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Bump


2 posted on 02/22/2014 4:28:16 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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A Direct link to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/preliminary-semiannual-uniform-crime-report-january-june-2013


3 posted on 02/22/2014 4:29:05 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Jet Jaguar

“FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom”

Never in a million years would I have put those to things together.

/sarc


4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:29:49 PM PST by Antihero101607
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To: DogByte6RER

Violent crime was down 14% in Detroit last year with Murder being down 7%. Its an open carry city with a new police chief who supports armed citizens.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:41:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Antihero101607
“FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom” -- Never in a million years would I have put those two things together.

Never in our lives will we see this reported on any of the networks or printed in the predominant print rags ...

6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:42:43 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: DogByte6RER
like the man said, an armed society is a polite society...
7 posted on 02/22/2014 4:50:19 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: DogByte6RER

The grabbers will spin this story, but they can never again, with a straight face say that more guns equal more crime.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 4:54:08 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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9 posted on 02/22/2014 5:02:18 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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10 posted on 02/22/2014 5:31:36 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Unexpected
11 posted on 02/22/2014 5:36:57 PM PST by tomkat
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To: DogByte6RER
The Dem/libs have been engaging in a steady push to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms for decades. And this is how it has been working out for them in the last two decades...

And in the last two months... (Nov. 2012 and Dec. 2012)

And it continues...

MOLON LAVE! WE'LL BUY MILLIONS MORE. ;-)

12 posted on 02/22/2014 5:49:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Antihero101607

I’m not holding my breath waiting for the MSM to jump on this news story.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 6:00:33 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: TigersEye

see the libtard disarmers secretly believe that if anything bad really happens, they are happy so many folks are armed because 1) so many people who are armed are decent and will protect them, and 2) they think they’ll just be able to ask someone who’s armed for a gun if they need one.

they will be very surprised.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 6:02:07 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Libtards should be getting used to disappointment. If only they could learn from history. lol


15 posted on 02/22/2014 6:06:46 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

i still have heston’s interview about the la riots. it is priceless and timeless.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 6:09:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DogByte6RER
FBI Report: Early 2013 Crime Decrease Coincides with Gun Sales Boom

God bless Barack Obama the nations best small arms salesman.

17 posted on 02/22/2014 6:36:29 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have never seen that. Did a search on Youtube but came up empty.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:07:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

people magazine article. no youtube. this was back in 1992.


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:32:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Repeat offenders are disappearing. Duh......


20 posted on 02/23/2014 4:16:34 AM PST by khenrich (These days, people pine for Jimmy Carter........)
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