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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DMax, Dec 30, 2013.
2013: Fewest Police Deaths by Firearms Since 1887
Might mean there are less leos.
Sequestration and such...
111 killed out of what, 100,000+?
I'd say that the officers have a relative safe job here in the USA.
I wonder what the numbers would be like in say Irag, Mexico, Brazil, etc...
That is a good thing!!!! Not in all counties, but as a whole its a good thing! :thumbup:
How does that compare to the other way around. Whats the number of people killed by cops now compared to 1887 look like?
You are statistically 3 times as likely to be shot and killed by a police officer then a person with a CHL in the USA.
I wonder how many civilian deaths at the hand of police have taken place in comparison.
I think public perception of firearm ownership plays an even bigger part than actual ownership. There's been LOTS of media attention about everyone buying firearms. It's in people's thoughts more than it otherwise would be. If the media ignored the gun sales, I think we'd still see crime drop, but not nearly as much.
Sadly the numbers presented in the article don't really give a basis for arguing any which way. How many officers were saved due to better vests and faster response times for help? How many were shot compared to previous years?
Not saying the conclusion is wrong, just saying this particular article doesn't support it properly. I'm sure as the national stats become available in the following months that it'll prove to be true though.