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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Nation's Crime Rate Half of Rate in 1991, Public Still Thinks it's Rising

On Monday, the FBI released the new crime numbers for 2014 and they once again are good news.  The new FBI reported that there were only 366 violent offenses in 2014 year for every 100,000 U.S. residents  This is less than half the rate in 1991. The property crime rate also fell in 2014 to levels not seen since 1967.  Additionally, murders committed with firearms fell by 4 percent to just over 8,100, down by nearly one-fifth in the last 10 years.  But as the Washington Examiner notes:
...Yet non-existent increases in gun violence are cited often to gin up support for new limits on the right to bear arms. Panic is used to justify solutions that limit freedom and have never been proven to work.
The Gallup Organization annually polls the public attitude on crime and the responses they get do not mirror reality.  That is likely because the gun ban crowd uses every opportunity of a high profile shooting to make the claim that "something must be done" to stop these crimes.

No matter what the gun ban lobby would have you think, crimes committed with firearms continue to fall as we have a record number of firearms in the hands of the American citizens.  Breitbart News' Dr. AWR Hawkins talked about this with NRANews host Cam Edwards on Wednesday.

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