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FACT: Gun Deaths are DOWN. Way Down, Actually…

Louder With Crowder
October 12, 2015

 

This isn’t news to me or you, because we pay attention and are well aware about how much the left lies about “gun deaths.” However, it is news to the people on Reddit, so that this story is in the top 30 trends right now leads me to believe there’s hope…

 

Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades.

Looking back 50 years, the U.S. gun homicide rate began rising in the 1960s, surged in the 1970s, and hit peaks in 1980 and the early 1990s. (The number of homicides peaked in the early 1990s.) The plunge in homicides after that meant that firearm homicide rates in the late 2000s were equal to those not seen since the early 1960s.1 The sharp decline in the U.S. gun homicide rate, combined with a slower decrease in the gun suicide rate, means that gun suicides now account for six-in-ten firearms deaths, the highest share since at least 1981.

READ MORE: http://louderwithcrowder.com/fact-gun-deaths-are-down-way-down-actually/

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