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Thread: FBI: U.S. violent crime down in 2011. Correlated with gun ownership/carry rate?

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    FBI: U.S. violent crime down in 2011. Correlated with gun ownership/carry rate?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7BI0ZR20111219
    Quote Originally Posted by AlJaReuters
    The FBI's regular statistical report did not give any reasons for the lower crimes nationwide. But the latest numbers provided further evidence of no crime spike coinciding with the tough economic conditions and high unemployment.
    http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011...e-stats_121911

    http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr...r-jan-jun-2011

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    Very good question.

    In looking superficial at numbers I would say no. Prime example is Chicago's numbers. They are very restrictive but still have less crime. I say all this with a grain of salt, simply because it is only for the first six months of the year and only a cursory look see.

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