Murder Rate In The US Has Dropped In Half Over The Last 20 Years

One of Obama’s primary goals is to convince people that violence is spiraling out of control in the US. In fact, it is doing the exact opposite.

The murder rate in the US has dropped by almost 50% over the last 20 years.

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FBI — Table 1

The violent crime rate is also in sharp decline

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Making Americans afraid of each other, is top priority in Obama’s message of hope and change.

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6 Responses to Murder Rate In The US Has Dropped In Half Over The Last 20 Years

  1. Lance says:

    Idiotic laws are rising in response…

  2. gator69 says:

    “The findings of two criminologists – Prof. Don Kates and Prof. Gary Mauser – in their exhaustive study of American and European gun laws and violence rates, are telling:

    Nations with stringent anti-gun laws generally have substantially higher murder rates than those that do not. The study found that the nine European nations with the lowest rates of gun ownership (5,000 or fewer guns per 100,000 population) have a combined murder rate three times higher than that of the nine nations with the highest rates of gun ownership (at least 15,000 guns per 100,000 population).

    For example, Norway has the highest rate of gun ownership in Western Europe, yet possesses the lowest murder rate. In contrast, Holland’s murder rate is nearly the worst, despite having the lowest gun ownership rate in Western Europe. Sweden and Denmark are two more examples of nations with high murder rates but few guns. As the study’s authors write in the report:

    “If the mantra “more guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death” were true, broad cross-national comparisons should show that nations with higher gun ownership per capita consistently have more death. Nations with higher gun ownership rates, however, do not have higher murder or suicide rates than those with lower gun ownership. Indeed many high gun ownership nations have much lower murder rates.” (p. 661)”

    Don’t we know someone who graduated from Harvard?

  3. John B., M.D. says:

    Plot the data from Chicago. Compare to New York City with “stop-and-frisk” (? unreasonable search and seizure). What can we glean from this?

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