A PAGE FOR THOSE OF YOU "FRIGHTENED" BY FIREARMS




DEATH RATES

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCICENTS                 1980    1990     1993	  1994	  1995	   TOTALS
Total number                           53172   46814    41893    42524	 43363	   227766
Total per 100,000 population 	        23.5    18.8	 16.3	  16.3	  16.5	     91.4
 											
 											
FIREARMS RELATED DEATHS                 1980	1990	 1993	  1994	  1995     TOTALS
Total number		               33780   37155    39595    38505   35957     184992
Total per 100,000 population	        14.8	14.6	 15.6	  15.1	  13.9	       74

There are more deaths by motor vehicles that by firearms consistently every year.




ACCIDENTS OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES     1980    1990	 1993	  1994	  1995     TOTALS
Fires and Flames		        5822    4175	 3900	  3986	  3761      21644
All Firearms (Handguns and long guns)   1667	1175	 1261	  1123	   992	     6218
Electric Current		        1095	 670	  548	   561     559	     3433
Drugs/Medicine                          2492	4506	 7382	  7828	  8000      30208
Complication due to medical procedures  2282	2669	 2724	  2616	  2712      13003
Inhalation/ingestion of 'objects' 	3249	3303	 3160	  3065	  3185	    15962
Water Transport Accidents	 	1429	 923	  763	   723	   762       4600
Air/Space Transport Accidents		1494	 941	  859	  1075	   851	     5220
Railway Accidents	  	         632	 663	  670	   635	   569	     3169
Accidental Falls		       13294   12313    13141	 13450	 13986	    66184
Accidental Drowning			6043	3979	 3807	  3404	  3790	    21023

It's interesting that you are 3.38 times more likely to drown 
than you are to be accidentally killed by a gun of any kind.

You are 10.6 times more likely to die of a fall than to be 
accidentally killed by any type of firearm.

You are 2.56 more times likely to die of choking on an 'object' 
than you are to be accidentally killed by any type of firearm.

You are 3.48 times more likely to burn to death than you 
are to be accidentally killed by any type of firearm.

You are 4.85 times more likely by an accidental overdose 
or other complication due to medicine or drugs than you 
are to be accidentally killed by any type of handgun.

You are about 2 times as likely to die due to complication 
from medical procedures than you are to accidentally killed 
by any type of firearm.


It's funny; gun control advocates want to make you think that 
guns are a bigger threat to your life than anything else.

OTHER MISC STATISTICS Crime Index Totals, selected cities (totals are per 100,000) New York 5212.2 Los Angeles 6725.2 Seattle 10310.8 New Orleans 11042.2 Memphis 11127.0 DC 11889.0 Detroit 11991.2 Miami 13745.8 Atlanta 17070.2 Crimes Separated by Type (totals are per 100,000) Murder Ag Aslt. Rape Burglary New York 13.4 622.3 31.8 834.8 Los Angeles 20.3 1014.2 41.8 1025.3 Detroit 42.7 1216.0 111.6 2144.2 Memphis 25.5 889.0 124.9 2633.5 New Orleans 71.9 937.9 79.9 2038.5 Seattle 6.9 422.9 48.4 1455.7 DC 73.1 1162.1 47.9 1809.9 Miami 32.2 1695.2 52.2 2546.7 Atlanta 47.4 2010.5 94.9 2534.6 Chicago N/A 1347.0 N/A 1469.6 Types of Weapons Used Rape/Sexual Assault and Robberies Assault (Aggravated and Simple) No Weapons Present 72% No Weapons Present 75% Firearms Present 11% Firearms Present 8% Other Weapons 17% Other Weapons 17% It's interesting to note that any type of firearms are present during violent crime less than anything else. The media and other gun control advocates want you to think that all crime is committed with guns. ARREST INFORMATION (1996) Number of total arrests by race per 100,000 (violent/serious crime) White 1311.4 Black 740.7 Number of total arrests by race per 100,000 (non-violent crime) White 6325.6 Black 2738.5 Draw your own conclusions here.

ALL INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM THE STATISTICAL ABSTRACT OF THE U.S. WHICH IS A FEDERAL PUBLICATION. FOR MORE INFORMATION, COPIES OF THE BOOK ARE AVAILABLE IN MOST MAIN PUBLIC LIBRARIES OR AT THE LINK BELOW: Statistical Abstract Home Page


Updated info: According to the 2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report, only around 20 percent of all crime involves firearms. That means 80 percent of all crime involves something besides a firearm. Legend: FA=firarms KN=knives or other cutting instruments OT=other weapons/blunt objects (baseball bat, etc) PW=personal weapons (hands, fists, feet) Region FA KN OT PW Northeast 15.6 20.4 33.3 30.7 Midwest 21.3 17.0 33.1 28.6 South 22.7 19.9 36.1 21.3 West 20.0 17.6 35.1 27.3

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