Friday, August 9, 2013

Gun Usuage And Death Stats

I don't want you to think I'm on some sort of infographic kick or something but I just stumbled across this great infographic showing US gun usage, ownership, and death statistics. It shows that as the number of guns owned has increased by 50% gun-related crime has declined by 73%.

In terms of accidental deaths, you are 17 times more likely to die from a fall than you are from an accidental shooting. As an aside, if more people - especially youth - were taught gun safety, the differential between falls and accidental shootings would likely rise even more.

It can be seen full size here

1 comment:

  1. Wow, twice as many people die from drug abuse as from homicide with guns? It seems instead of cracking down on gun ownership, maybe the banners ought to look at regulating drugs.