A Little Light Reading From The DOJ

Twenty Two Pages Of Statistical Analysis From The Federal Government: download it or read it online; it’s lots of graphs and tables and a few paragraphs.


( - A new Justice Department study looking at violent crimes committed against “youth”—defined as Americans from 12 to 17 years of age—discovered that the rate of “serious violent crime” committed against youth by a perpetrator using a firearm dropped 95 percent from 1994 to 2010.

The study—“Violent Crime Against Youth, 1994-2010”--also discovered that American youth who were victims of a serious violent crime in 2010 were six times more likely to have been attacked by a perpetrator wielding a knife than one wielding a gun.

Serious violent crimes against youth perpetrated at schools dropped 62 percent from 1994 to 2010, said the study, and students were less likely to become victims of a serious violent crime at school than they were away from school. In 2010, 6.6 out of every 1,000 youth became victims of a serious violent crime at school while 7.4 of every 1,000 became victims of a serious violent crime away from school.

The study, released Dec. 20, also discovered that an American youth was 3.8 times more likely to become the victim of a serious violent crime if he or she lived in a home where the householder was unmarried than if he or she lived with married parents.

Plenty more to read at the link and in the DOJ document. Sounds like these kinds of crimes are dropping just as fast as those other kinds of crime we read about in that FBI UCS report the other day. And don’t forget, this is the period where concealed carry really opened up across the country, even though the left and the MSM went rabid proclaiming it was going to be the Wild West everywhere. And gun sales have been going through the roof the whole time, but especially since late 2008. And now we find that crime is down significantly even amongst the group too young to be owning them. Hmmm.

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 01/11/2013 at 11:36 PM   
  1. Well, it seems that if only the Union could have convinces all those criminally inclined people to go to Liberia back in the day we wouldn’t even have much of the crime we do have.
    Don’t beat the messenger,I’m just sayin,in jest of course.
    Otherwise, that would be Racist.
    1st amendment,use it and abuse it for truth.

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/12/2013  at  10:14 PM  
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