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File this under there goes the narrative, but violent crime has dropped while there have been record sales in firearms.
The FBI just released the 2018 Crime Statistics that shows that for the second consecutive year, violent crime decreased 3.3 percent compared to the 2017. Property crime also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year that these estimates have declined.
For the second consecutive year, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased when compared with the previous year’s statistics, according to FBI figures released today. In 2018, violent crime was down 3.3 percent from the 2017 number. Property crimes also dropped 6.3 percent, marking the 16th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offenses declined.
The 2018 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 368.9 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants, and the estimated rate of property crime was 2,199.5 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. The violent crime rate fell 3.9 percent when compared with the 2017 rate; the property crime rate declined 6.9 percent.
As reported by Bearing Arms, while crime has dropped since the 1990’s public perception is quite the opposite:
Opinion surveys regularly find that Americans believe crime is up nationally, even when the data shows it is down. In 18 of 22 Gallup surveys since 1993 that have asked about national crime, at least six-in-ten Americans said there was more crime in the U.S. compared with the year before, despite the general downward trend in national violent and property crime rates during most of that period.
Pew Research Center surveys have found a similar pattern. In a survey in late 2016, 57% of registered voters said crime in the U.S. had gotten worse since 2008, even though FBI and BJS data show that violent and property crime rates declined by double-digit percentages during that span.
Please note that recent years have seen record gun sales while there has been a drop in crime.
The Bottom-line opinion.
While correlation isn’t casualty, all of this data does run contrary to the narrative pushed by the national socialist left that crime is out of control and it is ‘fueled’ by the country being awash in guns. That is clearly not the case, and we would have the opposite effect if the liberty grabbers had their way.
Now that the liberty grabber left has admitted that their ultimate goal is gun confiscation, something that has been painfully obvious for years. They can no longer hide behind just wanting ‘common sense style’ ‘gun reform safety’ or similar boilerplate. The authoritarian left has to face up to the fact that their desire for gun confiscation would actually endanger more people than would be saved.
They also don’t have a response when asked who the defenseless should rely on to protect them. We can expect the left to ignore factual reality as they always do. Please bookmark the FBI report and this article for future reference when they do.
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