Thursday, December 24, 2015

Clayton Cramer: Why FBI's Justifiable Homicide Numbers are Deceptive

I may have had a small part in pointing Clayton toward this conclusion.   The FBI numbers are unlikely to be more than 1/5 of justified homicides in the United Sates.

Abstract: As part of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports system, the FBI gathers and reports both civilian and police officer justifiable homicide statistics. The methods by which these numbers are gathered make them gross undercounts of the actual legal, defensive homicides by citizens. Furthermore, comparing the civilian justifiable homicide numbers to criminal homicides for public policy cost/benefit analysis understates the crime reducing effects of civilian gun ownership.

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