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New Justice Dept. stats confirm firearms ‘victimizations’ lower than in 2003

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A new statistical report from the federal government says that violent crime is surging for the second straight year while firearm violence remains essentially at the same level as it was in 2003.

The data could undercut Barack Obama’s ongoing campaign to control guns.

As recently as a few days ago, he said at a memorial service for victims of a crazed killer at the Washington Navy Yard that there ought to be some sort of mass weapons restriction imposed across the United States as in other countries.

“If we really want to honor these 12 men and woman, if we really want to be a country where we can go to work, go to school and walk our streets free from senseless violence without so many lives being stolen with a bullet from a gun, then we’re going to have to change,” he said.

The report, called “Criminal Victimization, 2012,” was released by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics.

It said there “was no measurable change in the rate of firearm violence from 2011 to 2013 and from 2003 to 2013.” . . .


Report: Criminal Victimization 2012