Right, and if blacks and hispanics are excluded the murder rate among whites is around that of Belgium.
The highest murder rate in national history was between 1846 and 1887, not including Civil War deaths, Roth says. During Reconstruction, there were counties in Louisiana where you had 200 people per 100,000 residents killed. Youd have counties in Texas with 10,000 people and 500 people killed. In Los Angeles in the 1840s, one in every 46 people were murdered. Its amazing how many people got killed.
It seems to me that with an armed populous, robbery and breaking and entering has become a much more dangerous vocation. The internet and Fox News does a good job of getting these self defense stories out there. It has to be getting the attention of the criminals.
Homicide rates dropped in Florida after conceal carry was passed. I think Chicago’s rates went up after their ‘gun control’ laws passed.