Gun Ownership ..



According to a 2013 PEW Research Center survey, the household gun ownership rate in rural areas was 2.11 times greater than in urban areas (“Why Own a Gun? Protection is Now Top Reason,” PEW Research Center, March 12, 2013).   Suburban households are 28.6% more likely to own guns than urban households. Despite lower gun ownership, urban areas experience much higher murder rates. One should not put much weight on this purely “cross-sectional” evidence over one point in time, but it is still interesting to note that so much of the country has both very high gun ownership rates and zero murders.

Source: The number of murders by county: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 69% had at most 1 murder – Crime Prevention Research CenterCrime Prevention Research Center

4 thoughts on “Gun Ownership ..

  1. Brittius April 25, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Reblogged this on .

    • MaddMedic April 25, 2017 / 9:39 am


      • Brittius April 25, 2017 / 9:45 am

        You’re welcome.

  2. mobiuswolf April 25, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Don’t you know, the crime in the cities is all our fault. Because of all the guns out here, the rabbits are afraid to come out of the warrens, so when it gets too crowded, somebody’s got to go.

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