GUN Examining 2005 FBI Crime Stats

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  1. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    http://newsbusters.org/node/9140

    Right-to-Carry Influence?

    Sorting FBI data by violent crime rate uncovers some interesting results. The seven least violent states are all shall-issue right-to-carry (RTC). Of the seven most violent states, three are non-RTC (includes D.C.) Since about 75% of all states are RTC, 43% of the worst being non-RTC makes these states over-represented at the unpleasant end. The five states with the lowest murder rate are RTC, but two of the five worst are non-RTC. The eleven states with the lowest robbery rate are RTC, but of the eleven worst, 5 are non-RTC. Nine of 10 states with the lowest assault rates are RTC, while 3 of 10 with the highest rates are non-RTC. The only exception is in rates of rape, where three of the 10 lowest are non-RTC, while only one non-RTC state is in the 10 worst.

    Overall, non-RTC states average 27.8% higher violent crime rates, most notably 43.8% higher murder and 85% higher robbery rates, than RTC states. (See Table 4) The exception is rape: non-RTC states averaged 21.1% lower rates, reversing a 9-year trend where 10 states with RTC laws enacted during 1995-1996 saw their rates of rape drop faster than non-RTC states.[8]

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    I'm sure this may be a repost but I thought it had some good statistics in it :cool:

    I wonder if the fact that rape is higher is because less women carry, or somthing to that effect...
     
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    I can't wait to see this on the CNN main page . . .


    the day that happens I will take the day off and spend all day at the range.
     
  3. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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