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US vs. UK Violent Crime Rates

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  1. US vs. UK Violent Crime Rates
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  3. United States:
  4. Source for 1992 & 2011:
  5. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-1
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  7. Violent Crime Rates                     Murder Rate
  8. 1992: 758 per 100K                      1992: 9 per 100K
  9. 2011: 386 per 100K                      2011: 5 per 100K
  10. 49% decrease                            44% decrease
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  12. Gun Laws passed from 1992 – 2011
  13. 1994: Crime Bill - Did not outright ban any weapon, just weapons with certain types or amount of attachments.
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  15. United Kingdom:
  16. Sources:
  17. 1992: http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm24/2410/2410.pdf
  18. 2011: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/science-research-statistics/research-statistics/crime-research/hosb0812/hosb0812?view=Binary
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  20. Violent Crime Rates                     Murder Rate
  21. 1992: 556 per 100K(1)                   1992: 1.2 per 100K
  22. 2011: 1,361 per 100K(2)                 2011: 1.1 per 100K
  23. 145% increase                           8% decrease (really)
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  25. 1. Taken right from the 1992 report. Table 2.3
  26. 2. 2011 report Table 2B 762,515 total violent crimes committed. 762,515 ÷560 (56mil(population)÷100k)= 1,361
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  28. Gun Laws passed from 1992 – 2011
  29. 1997: Fire Arms Act - Banned "high caliber" handguns, greater than .22 caliber (5.6 mm).
  30. 2006: Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 - The sale and transfer of "air weapons" by mail order became an offense (they may still be purchased in person), as well as the sale of primers, and realistic imitation firearms.
  31. (most guns were banned in 1988 and included: burst fire firearms, semi-automatic and pump action rifles other than those chambered for .22 ammunition )
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  34. Guns and Massacres in the US:
  35. Since 1982 there have been 62 mass murders across 30 states.
  36. 142 total guns used in those mass murders.
  37. 68 were semi-automatic handguns
  38. 35 were semi-automatic rifles
  39. Last 4 were semi-automatic rifles
  40. Deadliest Shooting was Virginia Tech. 33 deaths, 23 injuries. 2 hand guns were used (10 round clips).
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