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Thread: New DoJ report on Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

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    New DoJ report on Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

    http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fv9311.pdf

    HIGHLIGHTS
    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
    2011.
    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.
    Yankee refugee living in the free state of West Virginia.

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    The thing I love is that total firearms has nearly doubled in that time frame.
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    than one's fear. The timid presume it is lack of fear that allows the brave to act when the timid do not."

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