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Twiddling Around at Gunpolicy.org

Posted on the 16 September 2011 by Mikeb302000
Given my interest in this topic is (a) more international and (b) more interested in the military aspect of the Second Amendment--I was hoping to find some interesting story about gun running in Papua-New Guinea.
Instead, these stats came up:
Number of Homicides (any method)
In the United States, annual homicides by any means total
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2010: 14,1595
2009: 15,241
2008: 16,272
2007: 16,929
2006: 17,030
2005: 16,740
2004: 16,148
2003: 16,528
2002: 16,229
2001: 16,037
2000: 15,586
1999: 12,6586
1998: 14,276
1997: 18,2087
1996: 19,645
1995: 21,606

CompareRate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

In the United States, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is
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2009: 4.965
2008: 5.35
2007: 5.61
2006: 5.70
2005: 5.66
2004: 5.51
2003: 5.69
2002: 5.64
2001: 5.63
2000: 5.52
1999: 4.556
1998: 5.19
1993: 9.938

CompareNumber of Gun Homicides

In the United States, annual firearm homicides total ber_of_gun_homicides" target="_blank" title="Chart Number of Gun Homicides over time">Chart
2008: 9,4849
2007: 10,129
2006: 10,225
2005: 10,158
2004: 9,385
2002: 9,36910
2001: 8,890
1999: 8,2596
1998: 9,257

CompareRate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

In the United States, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is
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2009: 2.985
2008: 3.12
2007: 3.36
2006: 3.42
2005: 3.43
2004: 3.20
2002: 3.2510
2001: 3.12
1999: 2.976
1998: 3.37
1993: 7.0711
gunpolicy.org describes itself as:
Armed violence and gun laws, country by country

In a sea of web sites offering unverified, polarised opinions on gun violence, GunPolicy.org provides evidence-based, country-by-country intelligence from a broad range of official and academic sources. This university site is for researchers, officials, journalists and advocates who need accurate citations and rapid access to credible sources.

For more see: http://www.gunpolicy.org/firearms/region/united-states

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