A Harvard University study has that found the more guns acountry has, the less crime it will suffer with statistics that show increasesin crime where gun control has been implemented.
It’s not breaking news, but there’s some interesting readingfrom a United States newspaper that has published 18 facts including Harvard’sstudy.
In its article, the Right Side News included a statistic thatshows Australian gun crimes rose after the gun reforms of 1996 among its listthat shows increasing control over firearm ownership and continuing to penaliselaw abiding firearms owners does not solve the gun crime issue.
#1 In the past 20 years, gun sales have exploded, buthomicides with firearms are down 39 per cent during that time and “other crimeswith firearms” are down 69 per cent.
#2 A study published in the Harvard Journal of Law &Public Policy discovered that nations that have more guns tend to have lesscrime.
#3 The nine European nations with the lowest rate of gunownership rate have a combined murder rate that is three times greater than thenine European nation with the highest rate of gun ownership.
#4 With one exception, every mass shooting that has occurredin the United States since 1950 has taken place in a state with strict guncontrol laws.
#5 The United States is #1 in the world in gun ownership,and yet it is only 28th in the world in gun murders per 100,000 people.
#6 The violent crime rate in the United States actually fellfrom 757.7 per 100,000 in 1992 to 386.3 per 100,000 in 2011. During that sametime period, the murder rate fell from 9.3 per 100,000 to 4.7 per 100,000.
#7 Approximately 200,000 women in the United States use gunsto protect themselves against sexual crime every single year.
#8 Overall, guns in the United States are used 80 times moreoften to prevent crime than they are to take lives.
#9 The number of unintentional fatalities due to firearmsdeclined by 58 per cent between 1991 and 2011.
#10 Despite the very strict ban on guns in the UK, theoverall rate of violent crime in the UK is about 4 times higher than it is inthe United States. In one recent year, there were 2034 violent crimes per100,000 people in the UK. In the United States, there were only 466 violentcrimes per 100,000 people during that same year.
#11 The UK has approximately 125 per cent more rape victimsper 100,000 people each year than the United States does.
#12 The UK has approximately 133 per cent more assaultvictims per 100,000 people each year than the United States does.
#13 The UK has the fourth highest burglary rate in the EU.
#14 The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in theEU.
#15 In Australia, gun murders increased by about 19 per centand armed robberies increased by about 69 per cent after a gun ban wasinstituted.
#16 The city of Chicago has some of the strictest gun lawsin the United States. The murder rate in Chicago was about 17 per cent higherin 2012 than it was in 2011, and Chicago is now considered to be “the deadliestglobal city“.There were about as many murders in Chicago during 2012 as therewas in the entire nation of Japan.
#17 After the city of Kennesaw, Georgia passed a lawrequiring every home to have a gun, the crime rate dropped by more than 50 per centover the course of the next 23 years and there was an 89 per cent decline inburglaries.
#18 According to Gun Owners of America, the governments ofthe world slaughtered more than 170 million of their own people during the 20thcentury. The vast majority of those people had been disarmed by their owngovernments prior to being slaughtered.