Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gun Death Rate Over Time

When I google how many people guns kill, I get a lot of pages like,
Epidemic: Guns kill twice as many kids as cancer,
Guns Kill More Americans Than Terrorists Do

Which I'm sure are both true. But cancer don't kill many kids and terrorists don't kill many Americans.

Or you can read, Guns are now killing as many people as cars in the U.S., which can be more accurately titled, "cars are now killing as few people as guns in the U.S." Car death accidents have fallen, gun violence is flat according to the data cited by the exact same article. But the article never tells you that.

Real life, gun violence has gone down significantly since the 90s, that includes homocides, suicides, and accidental deaths. Suicides hopped back up since 2010 but not to where they used to be. Homocides has been flat since a massive decline in the 90s.