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FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

Posted by on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind.

And because the category of rifles covers every type of rifle, this means there would be an even greater divide between the number of people stabbed to death versus those shot to death with an AR-15 or similar rifle.

According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.”

Table 12 also shows that more people were killed via the use of “hands, fists, feet, etc.,” than were killed by rifles of any kind. In fact, the tally shows that the death numbers were not even close. While approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles, roughly 656 people were beaten to death with “hands, fists, feet, etc.”

On September 26, 2016, Breitbart News reported similar gaps between rifle/shotgun homicides and stabbing homicides. UCR figures showed the number of people killed with rifles and shotguns combined in 2015 was approximately 548. Nearly three times that many — approximately 1,573 people — were stabbed or hacked to death.

This is not to diminish the deaths of those who did die via a rifle. But it does show that the Democrats’ relentless focus on banning “assault weapons” is a focus on something that is not used for homicide with anywhere near the frequency of knives and/or fists and feet.

by on Oct. 17, 2017 at 12:48 AM
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Every day, 46 children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence:

4 are murdered
2 die from suicide
Every day, 40 children and teens are shot and survive:

31 injured in an attack
1 survives a suicide attempt
8 shot unintentionally
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Note: Numbers may not sum because of rounding of CDC averages.

Every Day on Average (all ages)
Every day, 315 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention.

Every day, 93 people die from gun violence:

32 are murdered
58 die from suicide
1 killed unintentionally
1 killed by legal intervention
1 died but was intent unknown
Every day, 222 people are shot and survive:

164 injured in an attack
10 survive a suicide attempt
45 shot unintentionally
3 are shot in a legal intervention
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In One Year on Average (ages 0-19)
17,012 American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

2,647 kids die from gun violence:

1,565 murdered
907 die from suicide
116 killed unintentionally
27 killed by legal intervention
32 die but intent was unknown
14,365 kids survive gun injuries:

11,321 injured in an attack
232 survive a suicide attempt
2,747 shot unintentionally
65 shot in a legal intervention
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In One Year on Average (all ages)
114,994 people in America are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.>

33,880 people die from gun violence

11,564 murdered
21,037 die from suicide
544 killed unintentionally
468 killed by legal intervention
267 die but intent was unknown
81,114 people survive gun injuries:

60,041 injured in an attack
3,700 survive a suicide attempt
16,428 shot unintentionally

945 people are shot by legal intervention
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Gun Death and Injury 5 Year Average Stat Sheet
* The Brady Center averaged the most recent five years of complete data from death certificates (2011-2015) and estimates of emergency room admissions (2010-2014) available via CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/. Data retrieved 1.3.17 and 4.29.16 respectively. Numbers may not sum to 100% because of rounding of CDC averages.

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