“Surrey” asks the Alley links to the Disaster Center spreadsheets instead of the original source of those numbers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Unform Crime Report.
We do that for our readers convenience. In order to verify th numbers in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report it is necessary to find 58 individual volumes, extract and copy down the numbers, and then build a chart.
With the disaster Center spreadsheets you have the sam numbers on just a few pages, making it much easier to inspect and verify the numbers and trends resulting from gun control legislation. And that turns an alll afternoon chore of hunting up the desired data and copying it down into a fifteen minute chore of reading the numbers out of a column and determining trends by simple inspection.