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18 February 2013

Gun Control By The Numbers





"… I’ve yet to hear a strong argument for NOT banning them. And that didn’t change when, yesterday, one of their defenders argued “it’s about how they look.'”

- Tom_Shipley on January 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

 
323: The total number of homicides committed with ALL TYPES OF RIFLES, INCLUDING “ASSAULT RIFLES,” in the United States in 2011.

496: The total number of homicides committed with hammers or other blunt objects in the United States in 2011.

0.012%: Percentage of deaths caused by assault weapons in the United States in 2011.

~1.5 million: The estimated number of AR-15s in the United States in 1994.

9.0%: Overall homicide rate in the US in 1994, the year the Assault Weapons Ban was signed.

3,261,725: The number of estimated AR-15s in the United States in 2009.

5.0%: Overall homicide rate in the US in 2009, FIVE YEARS AFTER THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN EXPIRED.

 0.1%:  Percentage of the 71,000 people, who lied on their background checks in 2009 and were prosecuted by the Obama administration.

More than 45%: The decrease in the number of gun prosecutions by the Obama administration compared to the Bush administration.

Even though 93% of ALL guns used in gun-related crimes are obtained ILLEGALLY and “assault weapons” were associated with less than 323 of the 12,664 homicides (from all causes) committed in 2011, let’s pass MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS for Obama NOT TO ENFORCE!!! 


“We don’t have time to prosecute everybody who lies on background checks.” 

- Vice-President Joe Biden


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Per The National Criminal Justice Reference Service:



“According to the latest available data, those who use guns in violent crimes rarely purchase them directly from licensed dealers; most guns used in crime have been stolen or transferred  between individuals after the original purchase.”



93%:  The percentage of ALL firearms used in criminal acts are OBTAINED ILLEGALLY, ie, on the street, through theft, etc, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

7%:  The percentage of guns used in the commission of criminal acts that have been subjected to background checks, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

 7%:  The percentage of the 5.1 million violent crimes of rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault in 2008 where a firearm was involved, according to  the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Fewer than 2%:  Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from  a flea market or gun show, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

12%:   Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from a retail store or pawnshop, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

80%:   Percentage of guns inmates had obtained the guns that they used in the commission of their crimes from a street buy, an illegal source, friends or family, according to the Survey of State Prison Inmates.

Less than 2%:   Percentage of inmates incarcerated for gun-related crimes that used a military-style assault weapon, according to the Congressional Research Service.

72.5%:  Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with handguns.

18.5%:  Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed  “firearms, type not stated.”

4.2%:   Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with shotguns.

3.8%:   Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with rifles of ALL KINDS, INCLUDING "ASSAULT RIFLES."

1.1%:   Percentage of ALL gun-related homicides in 2011 committed with “other guns.”

 



310 million:  Estimated number of guns in America.

114 million:  Estimated number of handguns in America.

110 million:  Estimated number of rifles in America.

86 million:  Estimated number of shotguns in America.


4:   Number of states with UNRESTRICTED carry laws in 2011 (Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming).
 
37:  Number of states with SHALL ISSUE carry laws in 2011 (Maine, New Hampshire, Washington, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, Alabama, Connecticut, Oregon, Idaho, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Montana, West Virginia, Tennessee, Nevada, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Florida).

8:  Number of states with MAY ISSUE carry laws in 2011 (California, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Hawaii, and Rhode Island). 

1:  Number of states with NO ISSUE carry laws in 2011 (Illinois and its prohibition was struck down by a Federal Court of Appeals as unconstitutional in 2012). 

0%:   The odds that America will EVAH be a "gun-free zone."   




Massachusetts' Gun Ban

 

1998:  The year Massachusetts passed what was hailed as the "toughest gun-control legislation in the country."

1.5 million:  Number of active gun licences in Massachusetts in 1998.

200,000:   Number of active gun licences in Massachusetts in 2002.
  
65:  Number of homicides in Massachusetts in 1998.

122:  Number of homicides in Massachusetts in 2011.

1.9 per 100,000:   The Massachusetts murder rate in 1997.

2.8 per 100,000:   The Massachusetts murder rate in 2011 and represented a rise relative to the rest of the nation, which was decreasing.

6.8 per 100,000:   The United States murder rate in 1997 (when the AWB was in place).

4.7 per 100,000:  The United States murder rate in 2011 (7 years after the expiration of the AWB). 

20.7%:  Percentage of increase in robberies with firearms between 1998 and 2011.

26.7%:   Percentage of increase in aggravated assault with firearms between 1998 and 2011.

70%:  Percentage of Massachusetts' murder rate that equaled the rate for Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York in 1998.

125%:  Percentage of Massachusetts' murder rate that equaled the rate for Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York in 2012.
   
1998:  The year Massachusetts State Senator Richard Moore accurately predicted: “MUCH OF WHAT HAS BEEN SAID IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL WILL NOT COME TO PASS. THE AMOUNT OF CRIME WE HAVE NOW WILL - AT LEAST - CONTINUE.”



Chicago v Elsewhere


512:  Number of murders committed in Chicago in 2012.

435:  Number of murders committed in Chicago in 2012 with firearms.

97%:  Percentage of Chicago firearm-related homicides committed with handguns.

446:  Number of school-aged children shot in Chicago in 2012.

62:  Number of school-aged children murdered in Chicago in 2012.

3.1:  Number of months it takes for Chicago to repeat another Newtown in the body count of school-aged children.

216:  Number of murders committed in Houston in 2012, which was the second lowest number of murders since 1966.

411:  Number of  chapter in Subchapter H of the Texas code that licences CHL.

60%:  Percentage of firearm deaths that occur in the 62 cities of the country’s 50 largest metros. 

57%:  Percentage of all gun-related deaths in Texas are suicides. 

6 million Number of Americans with concealed carry permits.


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1999: The year Obama voted "present" on SB 759 provided that anyone 15 years of age or older charged with aggravated battery with a weapon in school or within 1,000 feet of a school would be charged as an adult.

175:  Number of students, who were murdered in school (disgraceful, but representing a decline of 60 from the peak high) or at school-related events in the 2009/10 school year.  

53.9 million: Number of school-aged children in the 2009/10 school year.  

0.0000032467532467532:  The probability of a student being murdered at school during the 2009/10 school year.

0.0003125:  The probability of being hit by the remnants of  the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), which fell to Earth in September 2011.

521 U. S. 844, (1997):  Legal citation for Reno v American Civil Liberties Union in which the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment protects modern form of communications and not just those in existence when the Founders drafted it.

533 U. S. 27, (2001):   Legal citation for Kyllo v United States in which the Supreme Court applies to modern forms of search  and not just those in existence when the Founders drafted it.

554 U.S. 570 (2008):  Legal citation for District of Columbia v Heller in which the Supreme Court held that there was an individual right to bear arms; the Second Amendment “extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding,” (p8); handgun bans amounted to a prohibition of an ENTIRE CLASS OF 'ARMS' that is overwhelmingly chosen by American society for that lawful purpose; and, requirements that lawfully-owned firearms in the home, such as registered long arms, be “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock or device” also violates the Second Amendment as it makes it impossible for citizens to use those firearms for the "core lawful purpose of self-defense."

2nd:  Amendment that, prima facie, guarantees, prima facie, the protection of all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding.




African-Americans are most likely to commit murder and most likely to become a victim of murder.  Urban areas have must stricter gun control laws and ordinances than suburbs and rural areas.




5,286:   Number of murderers in 2009, who were white, including Hispanics.

5,890:     Number of murderers in 2009, who were African-Americans.

245:   Number of murders in 2009, who were "other" races.

4,339:   Number of murderers in 2009, whose races were unknown.


Note:

72.4%:  Percentage of the population, who were white, in the 2010 United States Census.

12.6%:  Percentage of the population, who were African-Americans, in the 2010 United States Census.

So, even though they comprised only 12.6% of the population, blacks committed more homicides than any other racial group.

Blacks are also the most represented in murder victims vastly overshadowing their percentage of the population. Most blacks are murdered by other blacks.

3.5:  Number per white non-Hispanics males between the ages of 15 and 19 per 100,000 in 2005, who were victims of homicides.

7.9:  Number per Asian/Pacific Islanders males between the ages of 15 and 19 per 100,000 in 2005, who were victims of homicides.

15.4:   Number per American Indian/Alaskan Natives males between the ages of 15 and 19 per 100,000 in 2005, who were victims of homicides.

27.8:  Number per Hispanic males between the ages of 15 and 19 per 100,000 in 2005, who were victims of homicides.

62.1: Number per African-American males between the ages of 15 and 19 per 100,000 in 2005, who were victims of homicides.


Death and Injuries Among Children and Adolescents



84%:  Percentage of homicides committed with handguns among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years.

46%:  Percentage of suicides committed with firearms among children and adolescents aged 5-19.

4 million:  Number of children and adolescents injured at school each year. 

More than 1 million:  Number of serious sports-related injuries that are sustained by adolescents aged 10-17 years each year.

9,622:  Number of child passengers aged 0 to 14 years, who died in motor vehicle crashes between 1997 and 2002. 

2,335:  Number of child passengers aged 0 to 14 years, who died between 1997 and 2002, in crashes involving drink drivers;

68%:  Percentage of children 0 to 14 years, who died between 1997 and 2002, in crashes where they were riding with the drink driver.

24%:  Percentage of the 9,622 children between 0 to 14 years, who died between 1997 and were killed in crashes involving drinking drivers.

67%:   Percentage of all deaths and adolescents aged 5-19 years from injury-related causes.

48%:  Percentage of deaths among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years from motor vehicle injuries (occupants and pedestrians combined).

21%:   Percentage of deaths among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years from all other unintentional injuries.

16%:  Percentage of deaths among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years from homicides.

14%:  Percentage of deaths among children and adolescents aged 5-19 years from suicides.

68%:  The percentage of unintentional injury deaths among children and adolescents between 5 and 19 years old due to motor vehicle crashes, which also include those sustained while walking, riding a bicycle, or riding a motorcycle.

29%:  Percentage of motor vehicle-related deaths were bicyclists in 2005.

3,880:  Average number of children ages 15 and younger, who die ANNUALLY due to unintentional drowning-related, but non-boating incidents. The death from drowning rate was 2.55 per 100,000 for these children.

5,789:  Number of children hospitalised ANNUALLY due to unintentional drowning-related, but non-boating incidents. 20% suffer severe, permanent neurological disability.

9,143:  Number of children, who die from injuries, annually.

4,564:  Number of children, who die from motor vehicle related injuries, annually.

41%:  Percentage increase in child deaths from motor vehicle-related injuries between 2000 and 2009.

1,160:  Number of children, who die from suffocation, annually.

30%:  Percentage increase in the suffocation death rate between 2000 and 2009.

983:  Number of children, who die from drowning, annually

28%:  Percentage decrease in drowning deaths between 2000 and 2009.

824:  Number of children, who die from poisonings, annually

80%:  Percentage increase in child deaths from poisonings between 2000 and 2009, largely due to prescription drug overdoses. 

391:  Number of children, who die from fires or burns, annually.

45%:  Percentage decrease in fire/burn death rate between 2000 and 2009.

151:  Number of child deaths from falls annually

19%:  Percentage decrease in the fall death rate between 2000 and 2009.
#2: The second most often site of drownings for children 15 and under is the BATHTUB.


#1:  The number one killer of children in the US and primary place where drownings occur is the SWIMMING POOL.



IF WE COULD SAVE ***ONE*** LIFE, shouldn't we ban swimming pools and bathtubs?!!!!



Childhood Injury Rates:




4 million:  Number of children and adolescents ages 14 and under, who get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 

21%:  Percentage of all traumatic brain injuries among children and adolescents resulting from sports and recreational activities. 

775,000:  Number of children and adolescents ages 14 and under, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports-related injuries each year. 

25%:  Percentage of the 775,000 hospital-treated injuries that are considered to be “serious.”

62%:  Percentage of organised sports-related injuries that occur during practice.

30 million:  Number of high school children, who participate in organised sports.

40%:  Percentage of all sports-related injuries sustained by children between 5 and 14 years.

205,400+:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for basketball-related injuries annually.

3-4:  Number of children, who die from playing baseball - the sport with the highest fatality rate among sports for children ages 5 to 14 – annually. 

108,300:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for baseball-related injuries annually. 

285,000:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries annually. 

185,700:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for football-related injuries annually. 

10,600:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for ice skating-related injuries annually. 

27,200:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for in-line skating-related injuries annually. 

50,000+:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for skateboarding-related injuries annually. 

15,000+:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sledding-related injuries annually. 

35,000+:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for snow-boarding and snow-skiing-related injuries annually. 

75,000:  Number of children ages five to 14, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for soccer-related injuries annually. 

80,000:  Number of children ages 14 and under, who are treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries annually. 

18,000+:  Number of young people under the age of 18 were treated in Emergency Departments for ice hockey-related injuries in 2001-2002, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.



A first look at a National Bubble Wrap "Body Armour" Act???


#1:  The rank of cause of death from accidents for those ages 1 to 42, according to the National Safety Council. 

#5:  The rank of cause of death from accidents for ALL age groups annually, according to the National Safety Council, topped only by a spate of illnesses that include heart disease and cancer. 

2,500:  Number of deaths from choking annually, according to the National Safety Council. 

2,700:  Number of deaths from fires annually, according to the National Safety Council. 

25,000:   Number of deaths from falls annually, according to the National Safety Council. 

39,000:  Number of deaths from poisoning - overwhelmingly caused by overdoses - annually, according to the National Safety Council. 

400%:  Increase in the number of deaths from poisoning - primarily from overdoses - in the last 20 years, according to the National Safety Council. 

25 to 44:  Age group that has the highest poisoning death rates, according to the National Safety Council. 

45 to 64:   Age group that has the second-highest poisoning death rates, according to the National Safety Council. 

10X:  Number of poisoning deaths from drugs are 10 times the amount of poisoning deaths of all other substances, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

#1:  The rank of poisoning deaths from oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone. 

#2:   The rank of poisoning deaths from cocaine. 

#3:   The rank of poisoning deaths from heroin. 

42,000:   Number of deaths from car accidents, according to the National Safety Council. 

#1:  Rank of cause of death from distracted driving. 

#1:  Number one driving offenders that cause fatal driving accidents are young adults, who have a fatal crash rate three times higher than any other age group. 

15- to 20-year-olds:  Age group that dies from car accidents more than any cause. 

32%:  Percentage of traffic deaths due to alcohol. 

5,000:  Annual number of pedestrian fatalities, according to the Centers For Disease Control. 

2,000:  Annual number of deaths from drowning with the swimming pool and bathtub being the most frequent places where drownings occur. 

1-4:  Age group most likely to die from drownings, which are the group's #1 cause of death, according to the National Safety Council and the Centers for Disease Control. 

642:  Number of deaths from accidental shootings annually. 
 

Add up the numbers and guess what?



YOU HAVE NO CASE FOR BANNING THEM.




You do NOT get to infringe upon the rights of millions of law-abiding gun owners in an attempt to ban weapons that will still be widely available to criminals, especially when this administration will NOT enforce current law, the DoJ admitted that the original AWB had no demonstrable effect, and this administration has said: 


“We don’t have time to prosecute everybody who lies on background checks.” 

- Vice-President Joe Biden


Since you wish to infringe upon a natural and constitutional right, the burden of proof is upon YOU to show why they should be banned and your arguments will have to survive strict scrutiny (look it up).

Leave law-abiding citizens alone and start enforcing current law, as well as dealing with those that are mentally ill and pose clear and present dangers to society.

Now, you have have a nice day.




Math is hard.  It is harder when you're stupid.  It's downright impossible when you're a Progressive.



PS:  To get an idea how ingrained this whole fraud about the AR-15 is, look at mass shootings and the weapons used:

Assault rifles were NOT used in the following:

1. Blacksburg, 2007, 32 dead, 17 injured by gun: A .22-calibre Walther P22 semi-automatic handgun, and a 9 mm semi-automatic Glock 19 handgun.

2. Columbine, 1999, 13 dead, 21 injured: A 12-gauge Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action, Hi-Point 995 Carbine 9 mm carbine, shotgun, a 9 mm Intratec TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun, and a 12-gauge Stevens 311D double-barreled sawed-off shotgun.

3. Austin, 1966, 16 dead, 32 injured: A 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun, a .35 calibre pump rifle, a .30 calibre carbine, Remington 700 6mm bolt-action hunting rifle, a 9mm Luger pistol, Smith & Wesson M19, .357 Magnum revolver, and a Galesi-Brescia .25-calibre pistol.

4. Tucson, 2011, 6 dead, 13 injured: A 9mm Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol.

5. Iowa City, 1991, 5 dead, 1 injured: A .38-calibre revolver.

6. Jonesboro, 1998, 5 killed, 10 injured: Two semi-automatic rifles, one bolt-action rifle and four handguns.

7. Chardon, 2012, 3 killed, 3 injured: A .22 calibre handgun.

8. Red Lake, 2005, 9 killed, 5 injured: A .22 calibre pistol, .40 calibre Glock 23 pistol and a Remington 870 12 gauge pump-action shotgun.

9. Springfield, 1985, 3 killed, 7 injured: A Ruger 10/22.

10. Fullerton, 1976, 7 killed, 2 injured: A .22 calibre semi-automatic rifle.

11. Nickel Mines, 2006, 5 killed, 5 injured: A Springfield XD 9 mm handgun, a Browning BPS 12 gauge pump-action shotgun, and a Ruger M77 .30-06 bolt action rifle.

12. Sikh temple, 2012, 6 killed, 4 injured: A Springfield XD(M) semi-automatic pistol.

13. Paducah, KY, 1997, 3 killed, 5 injured: A 22 caliber long rifle, a 12 gauge pump-action shotgun, and a Ruger MK II .22-caliber pistol.

14. Howard Johnson’s New Orleans, 1973, 9 killed, 13 injured: A Ruger Model 44 carbine (.44 Magnum) and a Colt .38-caliber revolver.
 

“Assault weapons”/”assault rifle” – along with other weapons in some cases – used in:

1. Aurora, 2012, 12 dead, 58 injured by gun and other: A a tear gas grenade, a Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle, a Remington 870 Express Tactical shotgun, and 2 Glock .22 handguns.

2. Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, 1989, 5 dead, 30 injured by gun: A Type 56 semi-automatic rifle and Taurus PT92 9mm pistol.

3. San Ysidro McDonalds, 1984, 21 dead and 19 injured: An Uzi carbine, a Browning HP, and a 12-gauge Winchester 1200.

4. Clackamas, 2012, 2 dead and 1 injured: An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

5. Newtown, 2012, 28 dead and 2 injured: An AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

For all of the focus on the AR-15, undoubtedly driven by politicians and the media, the gun was used in only THREE of the incidents that they typically cited:

1. Clackamas: A Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

2. Newtown: A Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

3. Aurora: A Smith & Wesson M&P15 rifle


As an aside, Jonesboro, Columbine, Paducah, and Springfield happened when the last AWB was in effect.



In 1986, concerning CCW/CHL laws, there were: 1 UNRESTRICTED, 8 SHALL issue, 26 MAY issue, and 15 NO issue states.

The homicide rate was 8.6 per 100,000 inhabitants and there were an estimated 620.1 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 1986.

In 2011, concerning CCW/CHL laws, there were: 4 UNRESTRICTED, 37 SHALL Issue, 8 MAY Issue, and 1 NO Issue states.

The homicide rate was 4.7 per 100,000 inhabitants and there were an estimated 386.3 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2011.



Who would rather live in 1986 when most people couldn't carry firearms?  




UK (England and Scotland only) estimated forcible rapes:  78,000 in a population of 56,075,912

US estimated forcible rapes:   83,425 in a population of 311,591,917

Source:  FBI & UK Ministry of Justice, Home Office and Office for National Statistics



Who wants to lay back, spread your legs, and take one for the gun control team, like women have to do in the UK?
 



Related Reading:

 
Gun Control By The Numbers
  
Gun Control Is Quintessentially Anti-American And Racist
  
The AWB or CCW Laws:  Which Has Had More Of An Impact On The Murder Rate?

Gun Control:  Well, The Trouble With Our Gun-Grabbing 'Friends' Is Not That They Are Ignorant, But That They Know So Much That Isn’t So.

Gun Bans:  Mad Dogs And Englishmen

Black Religious Leaders:  Gun Control Is All About Controlling People

Gun Control & Rape:  Just Lie Back, Spread Your Legs, And Take One For The Gun Control Team???  No Thanks.

After The "Toughest" Gun Law, Gun Crime Rose

Gun Control?  Surprise!  Europeans, Like Americans, Resist Any Gun Ban

Ask An "Educated" Gungrabber:  Who's More Dangerous -  An American Woman With An Ar-15 Or A Nazi WIth A Sturmgewehr in 1942?





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8 comments:

Predictable-History said...

The murder rate in 2011 was the lowest since 1961: 4.7 murders per 100,000 people. In only 5 years since 1910 has it been lower: 1955-59, when it was only slightly lower at 4.5 or 4.6.

US:

From 1955 to 1959, there were 38,680 or an average of 7,736 per year.

From 1997 to 2012, there were 243,769 murders or an average of 15,236 every year.

In the mid-to-late 70s and in the period from 1985-93, the US averaged well OVER 20,000 murders per year.

UK:

From the period from 1955 to 1959, there were a total of 1,442 murders or an average of 288 per year.

From 1997, when the UK gun ban went into effect, until 2012, there were 11,853 murders or an average of 741 per year.

In 1967 the British government changed the way crimes were recorded. Some originally recorded as homicide were no longer counted as homicide, these include deaths caused by the IRA, which were moved from murder to acts of terrorism, for example, and those reclassified as manslaughter.

The US counts manslaughter deaths in its murder rate. The UK doesn’t.

Predictable-History said...

In 2010:

In the US…

Total number of crimes reported: 10,329,135

Violent crimes: 1,246,248

Property crimes: 9,082,887

US population in 2010: 308,745,538

Per capita rate for violent crime was: 0.404%

Per capita rate for property crime was: 2.94%
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In the UK…

Total number of crimes reported: 9.718 million

Violent crimes: 3.808 million

Property crimes: 5.91 million

UK population in 2010 was 62,262,000

Per capita rate for violent crime: 6.12%

Per capita rate for property crime: 9.49%
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2313942/UK-Peace-Index-Rate-murders-violent-crime-falling-faster-Western-Europe.html

PS: You’ll notice how the write-up in kink above heralds 2009 as some big year. Yes, it was a dramatic improvement from 2006, but the numbers that you don’t see are frightening… UK: 2,034 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. US: 429.4 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents.

It's all relative. If you like gun bans and higher violent crime rates, then the UK way is the way to go!


We see the same thing in 2011...

UK (only E&W, I have to add the S numbers in, but anyhoo)…

Violent crimes: 2.1 million

Violent crimes for every 100,000 people: 540
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US…

Violent crimes: 1,203,564

Violent crimes for every 100,000 people: 386.3


http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/focus-on-violent-crime/stb-focus-on--violent-crime-and-sexual-offences-2011-12.html

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/violent-crime

Predictable-History said...

according to the CDC, ’112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk.’

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. To put that into perspective, there were 11,078 gun-related homicides that year.

First look at repealing the Twenty-First Amendment? /


http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

Predictable-History said...

Car Crashes, Suffocation, Drowning, Poisoning, Fires, And Falls: The Main Causes Of Accidental Deaths

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2013/02/car-crashes-suffocation-drowning.html

Predictable-History said...

Prior to Newtown, these were the world rankings for primary or elementary school massacres:

#1. Erfurt, Germany, 2002, 18 were killed.

#2. Dunblane, Scotland, 1996, 16 kindergarteners and their teacher were shot.

#3. Winnenden, Germany, 2009, 15 murdered.

#4. Columbine, 1999, leaving 13 killed.

#5. Emsdetten, Germany, 2006, 11 murdered.

Germany has very strict gun laws. In fact, the German laws are far stricter than existing gun control in the US, or the restrictions that are routinely discussed here. Germany has strict licencing and registration requirements. Valid licences expire after 3 years. To even get a licence, people must past background cheques that include a demonstration of characteristics such as the subjective “trustworthiness” and convince the authorities that they have an urgent necessity for a gun. Of course, Germany also has requirements against licencing alcohol or drug addicts, those with mental disorders, people with violent or aggressive tendencies, and felony convictions.

PS: Notice which country isn’t on the list and has the second highest gun ownership rate of all industrialised countries behind the US. The country has a population of 8 million, but there are estimated to be at least 2 million firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols.

In the US, 60 million (or less than 20%) of the population own 200 million guns. In Switzerland, there are less guns per capita, but VIRTUALLY EVERY HOME HAS AT LEAST ONE WEAPON.

Predictable-History said...

Oh, and don’t forget the most violent country in the EU…

Gun Bans: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/12/gun-bans-mad-dogs-englishmen.html

Predictable-History said...

Unless you are willing to hermetically seal the borders, beaches, and ports, along with searching everyone and everything that comes into the country, you will never get rid of guns. If you don’t believe me, then just keep in mind that the UK is isolated; yet, many of the famously unarmed bobbies are now carrying semis and fully-automatic weapons…because, ta-da!, gun crime.

Predictable-History said...

Firearm homicides

Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.7

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm

AIDS and HIV

Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.1

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/aids-hiv.htm

So Ric, should HIV+ citizens be registered and controlled in order to save similar numbers of people from death each year?

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 6:09 PM

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Your using a false analogy. There is a big difference between inanimate objects and human beings.

Ric on April 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

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Number of homicide victims killed with a gun in 2010:

11,078

Number of people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2010:

10,228

Number of all traffic fatalities in 2010:

32,885

Sssh! Both automobiles and inanimate objects.