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

"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.

...Despite national attention to the issue of firearm violence, most Americans are unaware that gun crime is lower today than it was two decades ago. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, today 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher than 20 years ago and only 12% think it is lower."
From http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-...

An interesting graph...
From http://media.sdreader.com/img/photos/2012/12/15/Homicide_rat...

Note; these references are slightly dated, however this data seems to flow out slowly from Feds.



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Personally, I'm more afraid of the repeat offenders...

most people who go on killing sprees, only get one chance. Most, not all...
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