Chris Muir's Day By Day

Monday, November 26, 2012

Unexpectedly!*

"In Virginia, More Guns, Less Crime."

As gun ownership has increased dramatically, gun-related violent crimes have gradually decreased over the past six years in the state of Virginia, according to a new analysis.

From 2006 to 2011, the total number of guns purchased in Virginia increased 73 percent, while the total number of gun-related violent crimes decreased 24 percent over that period. And when adjusted for population growth, the number of crimes further decreases to more than 27 percent, with 79 gun-related offenses per 100,000 in 2006 dropping to 57 by 2011.

Virginia Commonwealth University professor Thomas R. Baker conducted the analysis at the request of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Baker told the paper that the findings appear to contradict the popular premise that more guns cause more violent crime.

“While there is a wealth of academic literature attempting to demonstrate the relationship between guns and crime, a very simple and intuitive demonstration of the numbers seems to point away from the premise that more guns leads to more crime, at least in Virginia,” said Baker.


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*How the MSM describes news stories that reflect badly on the Obama administration, or in this case, refute a treasured belief of the gun-control crowd.

2 comments:

TinCan Assassin said...

No, they just don't mention it. If they ignore us we'll go away.

Not bloody likely.

Old NFO said...

Agree with TCA... sigh