Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Guns by the Numbers

Total private guns in the United States,  390 million

Murder rate in the U.S.  2015  4.5 per 100,000  FBI
Murder rate in the U.S.  1993  9.5 per 100,000  FBI
Murder rate in Brazil (latest) 25.2 per 100,000  Wikipedia
Murder rate in Mexico  2012 21.5 per 100,000  Wikipedia

Number of people with Concealed Carry permits in the United States: 12.8 million study

Number of States where no permit is required to carry concealed or openly:  10 study

Number of states who issue carry permits - 49

Number of states where open carry of firearms is legal: 44 in 2015, 45 with the addition of Texas on 1 January, 2016. map

Number of NICS background checks in 2015  22.6 million  (pdf) FBI

Number of  police killed with their own guns in 2014 - 1  FBI
Number of times guns used to stop crime or for defense yearly: 1.5 million  CDC(pdf)

Suicide rate in the United States  12.1 per 100,000
Suicide rate in France                  12.3 per 100,000
Suicide rate in Japan                    18.5 per 100,000
Suicide rate in South Korea         28.9 per 100,000

U.S. Fatal Firearm Accident rate in 2015   .2 per 100,000  Gun Watch
U.S. Fatal Firearm Accident rate in 1932 2.5 per 100,000

Michael Bloomberg Dollars devoted to restricting the Second Amendment,  50 million:  Forbes

Percent who believe concealed carry of guns makes people safer:  53%   Gallup

Percent who think concealed carry makes people less safe: 41%  Gallup

Number of guns stolen or lost per year:        200,000

Murders committed with handguns:                  6,115    FBI UCR

Murders committed with shotguns:                      366

Murders committed with rifles :                           367

Murders committed with (hands,fists,feet,etc.)    769

Murders committed with blunt objects:                549

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1 comment:

Elli said...

My eyes.

If you are going to create graphs, please read The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte. You will be able to convey more information more clearly.