View Full Version : New DoJ report on Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

Bruce in WV
05-08-13, 12:28

Firearm-related homicides declined 39%, from 18,253 in
1993 to 11,101 in 2011.
Nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69%, from 1.5 million
victimizations in 1993 to 467,300 victimizations in 2011.
For both fatal and nonfatal firearm victimizations, the
majority of the decline occurred during the 10-year period
from 1993 to 2002.
Firearm violence accounted for about 70% of all homicides
and less than 10% of all nonfatal violent crime from 1993 to
About 70% to 80% of firearm homicides and 90% of
nonfatal firearm victimizations were committed with a
handgun from 1993 to 2011.
From 1993 to 2010, males, blacks, and persons ages 18 to 24
had the highest rates of firearm homicide.
In 2007-11, about 23% of victims of nonfatal firearm crime
were injured.
About 61% of nonfatal firearm violence was reported to
the police in 2007-11.
In 2007-11, less than 1% of victims in all nonfatal violent
crimes reported using a firearm to defend themselves
during the incident.
In 2004, among state prison inmates who possessed a gun
at the time of offense, less than 2% bought their firearm at
a flea market or gun show and 40% obtained their firearm
from an illegal source.

05-08-13, 12:54
The thing I love is that total firearms has nearly doubled in that time frame.