By Nick Leghorn
Every year the FBI compiles the most accurate and impartial accounting of crime in the United States. Their report, the “FBI Uniform Crime Report,” is made available freely online for all to see and gives people the opportunity to understand trends in crime and investigate the impact of various policies on the crime rate in the United States. Gun control activists like Shannon Watts (spokesperson for Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety campaigns) continue to state as a fact that there is a “gun violence epidemic” in the United States, but for the 12th straight year in a row the violent crime rate (including the murder rate) has decreased. Gone down. Been reduced. The exact opposite of what you would expect with an “epidemic.”
In 2014, there were an estimated 1,165,383 violent crimes. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter decreased 0.5 percent and robbery decreased 5.6 percent when compared with estimates from 2013. Rape (legacy definition) and aggravated assault, however, increased 2.4 percent and 2.0 percent, respectively.
FYI, according to the data released along with this report, California is the #1 state in the United States for firearms related …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns