FW: FBI: U.S. Murder Rate Fell Again In 2013 (And Other Bad News For Gun Control Supporters)

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Gun Laws & Legislation

FBI: U.S. Murder Rate Fell Again In 2013 (And Other Bad News For Gun Control Supporters)
12:38 PM 11/22/2014


All categories of violent and property crime declined from 2012 to 2013, the FBI has announced, in conjunction with the release of its annual crime report for 2013.
From 2012 to 2013, the nation’s murder rate decreased five percent, to at least a 57-year low.  The 2013 rate was down 56 percent from the all-time high recorded in 1980, and down 54 percent since 1991, when total violent crime hit an all-time high.
We say that the 2013 murder rate was “at least” a 57-year low, because it may well have set an even more impressive record.  Mathematical projections accounting for the change in the FBI’s data reporting methodology in 1957 indicate that the 2013 rate was lower than any time since at least 1935, which translates into a 78-year low.  There is even reason to believe that additional computations may reveal that the 2013 rate was at or near the lowest in American history.
The nation’s total violent crime rate, which includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, decreased five percent between 2012 and 2013, to a 43-year low, down 52 percent since the all-time high recorded in 1991.  Rape fell seven percent, to a 40-year low, down 40 percent since 1991.  Robbery fell 3.5 percent, to a 46-year low, down 60 percent since 1991.  And aggravated assault fell 5.6 percent, to a 39-year low, down 47 percent since 1991.  Crime data for years 1960-2012 are available from the online FBI UCR Data Tool and data for previous years are found in hard copies of the FBI’s Crime in the United States reports.
While Americans acquired between 135-140 million new firearms from the end of 1991 through the end of 2013, the nation’s violent crime rate decreased in 19 of those 22 years.
And that inspires us to reminisce.

In the 1970s, the Brady Campaign–then known as the National Council to Control Handguns and as Handgun Control, Inc.–predicted “consequences . . . terrible to imagine” if Americans continued to buy handguns.  Americans owned 40 million handguns when the anti-gun group first made that prediction, and now we own over 100 million.
Alas, now we realize what the group meant by “terrible consequences.”  Consequences NOT for the American people, but for gun control supporters whose agenda depends on convincing people that more guns necessarily means more crime.


Anonymous said...

Apparently I missed the memo that announced that correlation does indeed mean causation.

CharlieE said...

Did the percentage of murders committed using firearms go down as well?

gruaud said...

Yet mass murders have skyrocketed since 2001.

And so it goes.

Randall said...

There is also a theory that the implementation of Roe vs. Wade caused crime to drop off in the 90s and is still a reason why crime is low today. See: Legalized abortion and crime effect

I doubt you’ll see that e-mail floating around from your right-wing dad.

Schitzengiggles said...

By that logic, more guns must also be responsible for low gas prices and a host of other shit that guns have no proven causal effect towards.

Mike Hawk said...

Do you own a handgun gruaud?

Schitzengiggles, if u really want cheap gas, may I suggest Taco Bell.

Schitzengiggles said...


Taco Bell is only good after a bad night of drinking. That, Denny's or Waffle House. All three of their signs you can see and distinguish through two bloodshot eyes. Sort of like a beacon to the inebriated.

I also own several handguns, rifles and shotguns but doesn't mean I buy into the load of bullshit in the RWF. That would be another correlation/causation error. Getting older but have not lost the ability to think critically.

Mr_Creosote said...

I'm with 'Schitzengiggles'

I own some vintage WW-2 era rifles, some of them semi-autos, from various nations, many of them axis ( suck on that RW xenophobes ) and while much of the fun owning them is being a historical curator of sorts, I enjoy very much shooting them recreationally and am a damn good shot at 50-100 yds if I may say.. One pistol for home defense, and one ancient shotgun I used to use for pheasant hunting.

And no, I don't feel/think/believe the present administration is going to take my guns away. I got tired of the constant screeching of the NRA?ILA mailings predicting dire consequences if I din't:

-Send money to them

-Send money to some jerkoff right winger who will seek to improverish the working class ( that's me )

Oh, I didn't send them a cease & desist letter, I just never renewed. That didn't stop them though. I'm still getting bombarded with NRA/ILA junk mail urging me to "re-up".

gruaud said...

Oh, so that's going to be the foundation for your argument? Whether gruaud owns a gun or not?

I own a 9 mm SIG-Sauer P226.

And if I didn't own a handgun, that would somehow invalidate my argument?

Mike, you have got to be the lamest troll, ever.

ferschitz said...

I do not own any guns, and I still call bullshit on this RWF.

Mike Hawk said...

Oh my....God help us all. :-(

LiberalGunner said...

Mike seems to be in favor of gun control.

Schitzengiggles said...


Actually, no one really knows what Mike is for/against because quite frankly I don't recall him even mentioning anything specific so not real sure where he stands for sure. He just drops by to troll, toss out a straw man, basically just dropping little nuggets to try and stir shit up but like most of the other RW trolls, not offering much in the way of meaningful discussion, debate or delivering insight on just how the Repubs/Conservatives plan to solve all the problems erm...ANY problem for that matter.

Anonymous said...

If they had psychological testing in order to check for mental balance/sanity, gruaud and ferschitz would be denied gun ownership.

It is what it is. They're both "goddamned" loonies.

Schitzengiggles said...

No, no, no little Anon trollobite, you're confusing ferschitz and gruaud with hardline Republicans/Conservatives - "They're both "goddamned" loonies."

C'mon, you guys can do better than that. No snappy discourse on how the Republicans are going to solve any problems? No insightful dialogue on what the genius Conservative plans are and how they're going to save us all? I mean really, all the evil socialist, Marxist, usurpers of truth justice and the American way have done is hose things up right so SURELY the Right has some sensible, well thought out, cogent ideas they can talk about yes? Yeah..didn't think so.

gruaud said...

"little Anon trollobite"

I just got that. Heh.

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