Category Archives: CRIME STATISTICS

“How Often Is A Legally Obtained Gun Used In A Crime”

Someone stopped by searching for “how often is a gun legally gained used in a crime.” Among the problems with a hard and fast answer to that question are the low “solved by arrest” rate, which leaves gaping holes in … Continue reading

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Make No Mistake, Hillary Wants To Confiscate Guns

It is natural that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham C. is soft pedaling her actual position on guns. As late as 2007 she was solidly pro-confiscation, and now her public stance is an “Australian style gun buyback.” Here’s Hillary, … Continue reading

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what percent of gun violence is done by previous offendors”

Someone stopped by searching for “what percent of gun violence is done by previous offendors.” Since a high percentage of crimes reported to the police are never “solved by arrest,” and a majority of reporting agencies do not report that … Continue reading

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Percent of Killers Who Have Criminal Records?”

Someone stopped by searching for “percent of killers who have criminal records.” An exact answer is difficult to obtain because so many jurisdictions refulse to release data in juvenile crime. from available data, and assuming the samples we have are … Continue reading

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“what percentage of crimes of passion are committed with guns”

We do not hear much of “crimes of passion,” the “unwritten law,” and so on these days, but humans being humans they still take place. Someone came by searching for “what percentage of crimes of passion are committed with guns.” … Continue reading

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“Houston vs Chicago Crime Rates?”

Someone stopped by searching for “houston vs chicago crime.” Assuming the Houston is a largish city near the Battle of San Jacinto memorial, and the Chicago is the stink weed patch on Lake Michigan, the two cities are relatively close … Continue reading

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“The Murder Rate Is The Most Important?”

Someone stopped by searching for “murder most important crime statistic.” Murder or the more general term “homicide” is an important measure of crime. Because the murder or homicide rate reacts almost instantly to anything that affects the possibility of near … Continue reading

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“homicides committed by non-criminals”

I assume that search was for the number of homicides, including justifiable and self defense “man-killings.” if so, approximately 3,500 of the 14,249 homicides, including murder, self defense by individuals or law enforcement, and justifiable homicides were committed by persons … Continue reading

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Percentage Of Gun Facilitated Murders By Strangers?

Someone came by searching for “number of gun murders by strangers.” The problem with tat is that less than two thirds of murders are “solved by arrest.” That puts a gaping hole in our data, and a low confidence level … Continue reading

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How Accurate Are National Crime Reports?

Someone stopped by searching for “accuracy of national crime reports.” National crime reports, generally released by either a country’s Bureau of Statiistics sich as StatsCanada, or the national police, our FBI for example, range from poor works of fiction to … Continue reading

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