Bloodless Streets: Maine’s Crime Rate Fell After Constitutional Carry Became Law
By Grace Stevens
When Maine began allowing eligible residents to carry concealed firearms without a government license in 2015, gun control advocates warned that Wild West-style gun violence would erupt across the state.
Instead, the opposite has happened.
In fact, property crime and violent crime have fallen in Maine since the 2015 reform, according to crime data tracked by the FBI. …
While rates of violent crime increased nationally from 2015 to 2020, the rate of violent crime in Maine fell steadily beginning in 2015, after a slight increase from 2014 to 2015, according to data collected by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
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