This is a discussion on US Homicide Rates 1885-2012 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Very illustrative 481262_519575001419523_2062458226_n.jpg...
Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse or Rapture....whichever comes first.
You're altogether too rational.
Of course, those statistics don't indicate the source, where the data came from, at least for prior to 1960 (unless I'm missing it). Hard to look further into it, without that.
It's nice to believe but there were BIG gun control laws enacted in the 30s. If there is a direct correlation then there should have been more spikes afterwards. Could it be WW2 caused the anomaly? Or is the whole thing completely circumstantial?
The truth is that, even though it's nice to look at, this chart really means nothing.
It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.
This is a little off topic, but damn I want a Thompson.
"Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn." - C.S. Lewis
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
Check out NYC vs NYS, Chicago vs Illinois, Minneapolis vs Minnesota.
An Analysis of the influence of Population density
“By and large, the available evidence increasingly tends to suggest that most types of crime tend to increase in levels of occurrence with increasing population density. This relationship, however, is moderated by SES. A cluster of affluent high-rise apartments in Mumbai or New York may have high density, but will also have a high level of guardianship, thus inhibiting crime. On the other hand, a high density poverty area will incorporate in its lifestyle incentives for predatory behaviours and disincentives for guardianship, given the hazards associated with confronting criminals (on their turf) or witnessing criminal acts.+
Harries - Population density and crime - IJCJS vol 1 issue 2
That must have been the development by John Moses Browning in 1911 that triggered the decline. ;)For those who are curious, the imposition of “Big Tim” Sullivan law raised the United States crime rate by two full points, since the number of murders elsewhere declined in 1911.
BTW "Homicide" does not mean mean "Gun" but it is interesting how this looks.
LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.Dominus Vobiscum <))>(Where is the wisdom that we have lost in knowledge?" T.S. Elliot
...amazing that the "Post JFK assassination gun control laws enacted" drop happened...before 1968, when the laws were enacted...and went up radically for at least ten years after...this is cwap...
...another source from the web shows murder rates climbed steadily after 68, when the mighty GCA passed... http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm
"Those without swords can still die upon them."
darn those guns! killing people all willy nilly!!
Glock 23 Gen 4
Bravo Company AR-15
...or scissors...coulda been a bunch of the murders were scissors...