The FBI report once again shows that the withdrawal of Rifles from the population is inappropriate
From a recent FBI report on crimes committed in the United States, it becomes apparent that policies aimed at changing the Second Amendment to the Constitution are guided solely by their incompetent opinion.
The dry figures of the report give a more than objective picture of the change in crime over the past 2 years. According to these data, the number of killings in 2018 with rifles has decreased by 24 percent since 2017, and in comparison with attacks and killings with knives, it is clear that mortality from knives is more than 5 times higher than mortality from rifles of all kinds.
By “all kinds of rifles,” it means that it includes both semi-automatic, automatic and even semi-automatic pistols. Accordingly, if we analyze the statistics in more detail, we can find that the so-called “dangerous” semi-automatic rifles are not as dangerous as knives or axes.
According to official information from the FBI report, 1,515 people became victims of Knives or cutting instruments, and 297 people became victims of rifles in 2018. It is worth noting that of the more than 14 thousand deaths, 72 percent were committed with firearms and only 10.7 percent for stabbing or cutting murder weapons.
From FBI press-release:
Of the 18,586 federal, state, county, city, university and college, and tribal agencies eligible to participate in the UCR Program, 16,659 agencies submitted data in 2018. A high-level summary of the statistics submitted, as well as estimates for those agencies that did not report, follows:
- In 2018, there were an estimated 1,206,836 violent crimes. The estimated number of three violent crime offenses decreased when compared with estimates from 2017. Robbery offenses fell 12.0 percent, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses fell 6.2 percent, and the estimated volume of aggravated assault offenses decreased 0.4 percent. The estimated volume of rape (revised definition) offenses increased 2.7 percent.
- Nationwide, there were an estimated 7,196,045 property crimes. The estimated numbers for all three property crimes showed declines when compared with the previous year’s estimates. Burglaries dropped 11.9 percent, larceny-thefts decreased 5.4 percent, and motor vehicle thefts were down 3.1 percent.
- Collectively, victims of property crimes (excluding arson) suffered losses estimated at $16.4 billion in 2018.