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Stats: Gun Crime Plummets Over Last Two Decades; Poll: Public Totally Clueless

springfield45 Wrote: May 10, 2013 8:57 PM
Brilliant. That is all.


We're a few days late to this story, but it's astounding stuff.  Shot (via the US Bureau of Justice):

Firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent and nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69 percent from 1993 to 2011, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Firearm-related homicides dropped from 18,253 homicides in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011, and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped from 1.5 million victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 in 2011. The number of firearm homicides declined from 1993 to 1999, rose through 2006 and then...