Report Shows Drop In Firearms-Related Homicides Over Past Two Decades

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A report released Tuesday by the Justice Department\’s Bureau of Justice Statistics finds a drop in firearm violence from 1993 to 2011, with the majority of the declines taking place in the first decade.

Gun-related homicides dropped 39 percent and nonfatal firearm crimes dropped 69 percent over the 18 year period.


Firearm homicides dropped in the first six years, rose through 2006, and then declined again.  Gun crimes that did not result in death dropped between 1993 to 2004.

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4 thoughts on “Report Shows Drop In Firearms-Related Homicides Over Past Two Decades

  1. johngaltwhereru

    How can this be?

    There was no Manchin Toomey Amendment during this time period.

    There were no limits on magazine size during this time period.

    There were large drops after the Assault Weapons Ban expired.

    This makes no sense at all. How can a desired event be occurring without Liberal Democrat Government Intervention? This kind of seems like the sky that never fell after Sequester.

  2. Fake Thomas Jefferson

    Looks like we were not told the truth once again. This report will kill any more talk of resurrecting the legislation in the Senate. Even Harry Reid knows when to fold a hand of cards. Some one should send a copy of this report to Senators Blumenthal,Murphy and Fienstien, Governor Malloy, President Obama, Vice President Biden,Mr McKinney, Mr. Cafero. Am I forgetting anyone?

    1. Jeb

      No, no, no, the truth will not be allowed to deviate from the agenda of our lord and savior BO.

  3. Steve (CT)

    Of course, this is not at all news to those of us that have actually done research. The anti-gun rights people ignore any statistics that do not fit their narrative. I’m sure they believe its for the greater good, even though the evidence showing that is negligible.

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