Gun crime has plunged, but Americans think it's up, says study

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#1 May 8, 2013
Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.
Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.
In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns. Violent crime dropped steeply during the 1990s and has fallen less dramatically since the turn of the millennium.
The number of gun killings dropped 39% between 1993 and 2011, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in a separate report released Tuesday. Gun crimes that weren’t fatal fell by 69%. However, guns still remain the most common murder weapon in the United States, the report noted. Between 1993 and 2011, more than two out of three murders in the U.S. were carried out with guns, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found.
The bureau also looked into non-fatal violent crimes. Few victims of such crimes -- less than 1%-- reported using a firearm to defend themselves.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#2 May 8, 2013
Funny, the same studies say @70% of homicides are gun related, right ??

Looks like your studies were PAID FOR and you're as usual, a putz.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 May 8, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
Gun crime has plunged in the United States since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, including gun killings, assaults, robberies and other crimes, two new studies of government data show.
Yet few Americans are aware of the dramatic drop, and more than half believe gun crime has risen, according to a newly released survey by the Pew Research Center.
In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half. Other gun crimes fell even more sharply, paralleling a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns. Violent crime dropped steeply during the 1990s and has fallen less dramatically since the turn of the millennium.
The number of gun killings dropped 39% between 1993 and 2011, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported in a separate report released Tuesday. Gun crimes that weren’t fatal fell by 69%. However, guns still remain the most common murder weapon in the United States, the report noted. Between 1993 and 2011, more than two out of three murders in the U.S. were carried out with guns, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found.
The bureau also looked into non-fatal violent crimes. Few victims of such crimes -- less than 1%-- reported using a firearm to defend themselves.
First NoTA, I the interest of fairness, would you please provide a link to this info. Second, keep in mind it will make no difference to the slewpid one since he/she/it never ever accepts any kind of proof of anything. Unless maybe, just maybe, if it comes from Alternet or Huffington Post.

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#4 May 8, 2013
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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#5 May 8, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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First NoTA, I the interest of fairness, would you please provide a link to this info. Second, keep in mind it will make no difference to the slewpid one since he/she/it never ever accepts any kind of proof of anything. Unless maybe, just maybe, if it comes from Alternet or Huffington Post.
Seems hypocritical to me and the link was the usual BS, buggered boi....

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#6 May 9, 2013
Technology has apparently passed by some who post here!
NEETHER of my teeth

Seattle, WA

#7 May 9, 2013
Yeah, success in investing, too ! LMAOROFU~
NEETHER of my teeth

Seattle, WA

#8 May 9, 2013
Success has too, right ??? TGT 26% vs IMMR 134%?

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