Gun crime has plunged, but Americans ...

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

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Freeman

Wichita Falls, TX

#1 May 15, 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.

Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.

It’s unclear whether media coverage is driving the misconception that such violence is up. The mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., were among the news stories most closely watched by Americans last year, Pew found. Crime has also been a growing focus for national newscasts and morning network shows in the past five years but has become less common on local television news.

“It’s hard to know what’s going on there,” said D’Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center. Women, people of color and the elderly were more likely to believe that gun crime was up than men, younger adults or white people. The center plans to examine crime issues more closely later this year.

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sociopathic Liberals

Orland, CA

#2 May 15, 2013
Freeman 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.
Despite the remarkable drop in gun crime, only 12% of Americans surveyed said gun crime had declined compared with two decades ago, according to Pew, which surveyed more than 900 adults this spring. Twenty-six percent said it had stayed the same, and 56% thought it had increased.
It’s unclear whether media coverage is driving the misconception that such violence is up. The mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., were among the news stories most closely watched by Americans last year, Pew found. Crime has also been a growing focus for national newscasts and morning network shows in the past five years but has become less common on local television news.
“It’s hard to know what’s going on there,” said D’Vera Cohn, senior writer at the Pew Research Center. Women, people of color and the elderly were more likely to believe that gun crime was up than men, younger adults or white people. The center plans to examine crime issues more closely later this year.
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Liberals lie!
It's what they do best, right next to taking the workers money!
Remember with these liars, the ways (Lying, cheating, stealing) suit the means!!!
And those who argue this? They are oblamers useful / useless idiots!
PV is for Sociopaths

United States

#3 May 15, 2013
sociopathic Liberals wrote:
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Liberals lie!
It's what they do best, right next to taking the workers money!
Remember with these liars, the ways (Lying, cheating, stealing) suit the means!!!
And those who argue this? They are oblamers useful / useless idiots!
Follow the FLAKE HERE IS nONE and SELF DEPORT to that safe haven of MEXICO! We, ALL AMERICANS will applaud you for once.

ADIOS IDIOT!
sociopathic Liberals

Orland, CA

#4 May 15, 2013
PV is for Sociopaths wrote:
<quoted text>Follow the FLAKE HERE IS nONE and SELF DEPORT to that safe haven of MEXICO! We, ALL AMERICANS will applaud you for once.
ADIOS IDIOT!
Make me deport, very prissy and weak liberal of no masculine character at all.
Kiss myass, Pud!!!
SocioPussyFlake

United States

#5 May 15, 2013
sociopathic Liberals wrote:
<quoted text>
Make me deport, very prissy and weak liberal of no masculine character at all.
Kiss myass, Pud!!!
Ahahahahaha it sure is fun CONTROLLING YOUR EMOTIONS little boy!
sociopathic Liberals

Orland, CA

#6 May 15, 2013
SocioPussyFlake wrote:
<quoted text>Ahahahahaha it sure is fun CONTROLLING YOUR EMOTIONS little boy!
In your dreams nicoliar, the very prissy and weak liberal of no masculine character at all.
Thank you for proving that you truly are a very prissy and weak liberal of no masculine character at all.

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