Gun deaths down 49% since 1993: Pew

One would think this good news about gun homicides would be spread far and wide and that the American people would realize that the increase in gun ownership over the last decades hasn't resulted in an increase in firearm deaths. But that's not the case. Fifty-six percent of Americans believe the death rate from guns is higher today than it was 20 years ago. And only 12% think it is lower. Pew analyzed crime statistics and came to some startling conclusions: 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. Nearly all the decline in the firearm homicide rate took place in the 1990s; the downward trend...(Read Full Post)

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