Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stunning Fact: Murders With Guns Down 39% Since 1993

Headlines can be misleading.

Gun murders are down 39% since 1993, according to a new Justice Department report.  Crimes with guns are down by an even bigger 70%.  Gun murders totaled 11,101 in 2011. That was a decline of  7,152 from the 1993 total of 18,253 in 1993.

This is good news, but more work remains to further reduce homicide, suicide, and crime.

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