Motor Vehicle Deaths VS Gun Deaths 2013

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The latest official motor vehicle death numbers are from 2010, but the decline in gasoline consumption (600,000 barrels a day in 1993, 200,000 a day in 2013) suggests approximately 286,500 motor vehicle deaths occurred in calendar year 2013.

The latest official firearms murder and homicide numbers are from 2012, and the accident numbers are from 2010. For 2012 there were 8,885 murders, less than 1,900 homicides, and 606 accidental firearms deaths for a total of some 11,300 gun related deaths other than suicide..

The ratio between vehicular accidents and gun accidents is approximately 2.5 to 1. However, as an interesting footnote, there are approximately 2.5 times as many guns as motor vehicles.


It is therefore reasonable

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  1. Stranger says:

    I appreciate the flowers. I really should not post from a “wireless internet device” that has a keyboard only 6.5 inches wide. If I put my hand on the keyboard there is about a half a key visible on each side. The IBM I use in the office spans a full nine inches, and does not sit completely flat.


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