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If a Smith & Wesson .357 could talk- This Is What It Might Say About the FBI Crime Numbers….

January 13, 2014 Featured, Self-Defense 13 Comments

If A .357 Could Talk

  • In 2012, there were an estimated 8,975,438 property crime offenses in the nation. The 2-year trend showed that property crime declined 0.9 percent in 2012 when compared to the 2011 estimate. The 10-year trend showed that property crime offenses declined 14.1 percent in 2012 when compared to the 2003 estimate.
  • In 2012, the rate of property crime was estimated at 2,859.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, a 1.6 percent decrease when compared to the 2011 estimated rate. The 2012 property crime rate was 11.1 percent less than the 2008 estimate and 20.4 percent less than the 2003 estimate. (See Tables 1 and 1A.)
  • Of all property crimes in 2012, larceny-theft accounted for 68.5 percent. Burglary accounted for 23.4 percent and motor vehicle theft for 8.0 percent.

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FBI Crime Statistics

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  • Robert L. Rice

    stay armed,crime will DEFINATELY DROP………..

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Even crime done by government!

      “You don’t expect governments to obey the law because of some higher moral development. You expect them to obey the law because they know that if they don’t, those who aren’t shot will be hanged.” – Michael Shirley

  • colsooonscoorner

    More guns, more safety, among law abiding citizens. Crooks don’t want to get hurt or die. Just like the rest of us.

  • average joe

    Gun sales through the roof making criminals change job’s. Who knew that would happen? I did I did

  • carlcasino

    I quit buying guns! I am now in competition with DHS to see how much ammo I can accumulate.

    • catman

      Me too !!!! Re-loading is fun too.

      • carlcasino

        We now have a small group that contribute to our reloading. We rotate responsibility. This month I am buying all the brass, next month I buy primers. Over the year I am out about 20% less than trying to do it all by myself. We have a Master reloader to keep us on track.

  • catman

    Still the best damned self defense caliber on the market in my humble estimation………….

    • carlcasino

      Just a tad under 1000 MPH. anything you can handle without losing your target is fine with me.

  • Coffee49

    Best thing to do is get your children involved, so as they have families the tradition carries on, also teach your kids Govt. is bad when human beings are in control

  • bobwhite

    Both Leftists and criminals want to take our guns. Both Leftists and criminals want to take our money and our property. Both Leftists and criminals are willing to use violence to attain their goals. Not much difference between the two in my opinion.

    • Rudy McGillvray

      A leftist wont invade your home as would a criminal, but he can do excessive damage to your paycheck.

      A criminal will steal your things, a leftist will steal your ability to buy those things.

  • apophis

    Trust Obama to protect us. He loves us all.

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