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Wed Jun 8, 2022, 02:02 PM

OMG! Crime! Be Afraid! Be very afraid!

Between 2010 and 2019 the violent crime rate in the US decreased 3.8%. Wait, what? I thought we were awash in crime! Is the gun culture trying to scare us into buyiing guns for self defence? Could be . . .

The FBI defines violent crime as: murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. As it turns out robbery is down 27%. The crime rate for the other categories are all up 11-14%.

Non violent crime: Property crime, burglary, larceny and motor vehicle theft are all down, between 3 and 48% depending on category.

So as it turns out the only crime rates that are up are the ones facilitated by firearms.
FBI crime stats.

So what happened to firearms sales from 2010 to 2019?


Might there be a connection?


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AndyS Jun 2022 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2022 #1
Zeitghost Jun 2022 #2
AndyS Jun 2022 #5
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MichMan Jun 2022 #3
AndyS Jun 2022 #4

Response to AndyS (Original post)

Wed Jun 8, 2022, 03:13 PM

1. Good observation, Andy. Sure looks like there might be a connection. Or...in other words:

YA THINK???

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Response to Zeitghost (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 8, 2022, 05:53 PM

5. What post are you reading? nt

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Wed Jun 8, 2022, 05:06 PM

3. What about 2019-present?

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 8, 2022, 05:52 PM

4. The FBI crime report stopped at 2019 but trends suggest

much of the same with homicide continuing to increase at record rates.

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