STATISTICS STATISTICS

Weapons Used in Violent Crimes

Weapon Used Rape Robbery Assault Total
TOTAL CRIMES 1,738,000 12,248,000 51,358,000 65,343,000
Gun 9.5% 20.0% 11.0% 12.7%
Knife 10.7% 16.7% 8.5% 10.1%
Other 4.1% 10.0% 12.9% 12.1%
Unknown Weapon 1.1% 2.4% 1.7% 1.8%
None 63.9% 39.7% 59.3% 55.8%
Don't Know 10.7% 11.2% 6.5% 7.5%

 

FBI Statistical Conclusions: 87.3% of very serious rape, robbery and assault during this ten year period had NOTHING whatsoever to do with firearms. If there were NO FIREARMS available to criminals, common sense tells us that most of the 12.7% that does involve firearms would shift over to knives or other non-firearm weapons with no real change in the number of victims. Common sense and real world experience also tells us that if criminals never had to worry about their intended victims being armed because of firearms bans, the rates of rape, robbery and assault would be much higher, as they are in gun-ban cities. Copyright 2002 © P.G.R.A


 
           
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