Gun Homicide Rate Down 49% Since 1993 Peak; Public Unaware


See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

Chapter 1: Overview National rates of gun homicide and other violent gun crimes are strikingly lower now than during their peak in the mid-1990s, paralleling a

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Nearly all the decline in the firearm homicide rate took place in the 1990s; the downward trend stopped in 2001 and resumed slowly in 2007. The victimization rate for other gun crimes plunged in the 1990s, then declined more slowly from 2000 to 2008.

See on www.pewsocialtrends.org

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