9/01/2010

Some examples of the impact of gun bans on murder rates

So what happened to murder rates in island nations? These figures are from the third edition of More Guns, Less Crime from the University of Chicago Press (2010). Click to make the figures larger. The numbers for the UK are available here in Table 1.01.

Other inform for Ireland and Jamaica.


How about for DC and Chicago?
The raw data for DC over a long period of time is available here (the crime rates are available on the bottom half of the screen).

Does it look like murder rates fell in any of these places after a ban was enacted?

Here is some other information that might be useful on the two places available here and here.

The International Crime Victimization survey also provides some interesting comparisons on overall violent crime rates across countries.  To roughly get the violent crime totals add robbery, sexual incidents, and assaults.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Suburban said...

It would be really interesting to see a similar plot with Washington D.C., starting before the handgun ban, up to the years after the Heller case.

1/17/2011 2:05 AM  

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