"Gun-related homicides and injuries down as firearm sales soar"-from front page story
Gun-related homicides and injuries down as firearm sales soar - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Central Virginia:
Some interesting reading......
Analysis shows deaths have decreased in Virginia despite a surge in business
Figures from Virginia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner show firearm-related homicides declined in four of the seven years from 2005 through 2011 — the latest reporting year available — from 357 killings to 242, for an overall decrease of 32 percent.
When state population increases are factored in, gun-related homicides fell 37 percent, from 4.72 deaths per 100,000 in 2005 to 2.99 in 2011.................