Amidst The Noise has put together a compelling video on violent crime statistics that has been going around for a little over a week now and already has almost 500k hits. His main point is that politicians are cherry picking their statistics to push gun control agendas that simply don’t match reality. Here’s a quick summary but you really should watch the entire video (via The Blaze):
- Between 1992 and 2011, the violent crime rate in the U.S. has fallen by almost 50 percent (from 757.7 per 100,000 to 386.3 per 100,000).
- The murder rate in 2011 rate was 4.7 per 100,000, down from 1992’s 9.3 per 100,000. That’s a 54 percent decrease.
- In metropolitan areas where the population is greater than 250,000, the violent crime rate is double that of the national average.
- In metropolitan areas where the population is greater than 250,000, the murder rate is double that of the national average.
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