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The statistics for the years following the ban are now in:

  • Accidental gun deaths are 300% higher than the pre-1997 ban rate
  • The assault rate has increased 800% since 1991, and increased 200% since the 1997 gun ban.
  • Robbery and armed robbery have increase 20% from the pre-97 ban rate.
  • From immediately after the ban was instituted in 1997 through 2002, the robbery and armed robbery rate was up 200% over the pre-ban rates.
  • In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 171 percent.