Yeah. In 2013 there were 12,253 murders total in the U.S. Out of those, 5782 were from handguns. 285 for rifles, 308 for shotguns, Here is the funny thing. You know how people complain about rifles killing a lot? Well, according to the FBI, 686 murders were committed by personal weapons, such as feet, hands, head, etc. All this is according to the FBI. The rifle kills and shotgun kills combined don't even add up to the murders committed by feet, hands, head, etc. Funny huh.
But, the crime rate has been going down since the 90's, so at least we are going in the right direction.
Chicago has the most murders per year, in 2012 it was 503, but in 2013 it was 412, so that's a positive. For the most murders per capita, in 2012, Flint Michigan held the #1 spot, with Detroit trailing close at #2.
Oh, and in 2013, there were 416 justifiable homicides by law enforcement.
Just a little bit of information for you guys. Its interesting, I think.
And its all according to the FBI and UCR(Uniform Crime Report)
Edited by 319skidoo, 14 November 2014 - 09:37 PM.