Also, somewhat not acknowledged, in that SUMMARY, are the following numbers:
- There were an estimated 14,196 murders last year.
- Aggravated assaults (an estimated 724,149 last year) accounted for the largest percentage of violent crimes reported to law enforcement — 62.3 percent.
- Firearms were used in 69 percent of the nation’s murders, 40 percent of robberies, and 21.6 percent of aggravated assaults (weapons data is not collected on rape incidents).
So, Houston, do we have a problem?
Statistics don’t kill people, armed people kill people.