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Posted on 2012.12.14 at 16:02


Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2012-12-24 23:54 (UTC) (Link)
Look at the UK. They banned guns. Their violent crime rate has skyrocketed. Australia banned guns. Guess what. Their violent crime rate has skyrocketed.

So Correia claims, but official numbers from the Australian and British governments don't bear him out:



Assaults have gone up considerably, but not what I'd call "skyrocketing." Robbery and sexual assault stayed roughly where they were, and kidnapping and homicide are so rare as to be difficult to measure.



Homicide, including attempted murder (measured to examine the theory that the drop in murder rates was due to greater survival rates due to improvements in medical science) are at 30-year lows. Burglarly and car theft have dropped due to improvements in home/car security systems. "Violence against the person" has been dropping steadily. Offenses overall are down a third in the last ten years.
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