Everyday there’s a murder in the United States. And everyday, the U.S. public gets hit with another demand for more “gun control.” The FBI just released its 2014 list of crime statistics, and there are some data findings that conflict with the calls for more firearms regulations.The Uniform Crime Reports “2014 crime in the United States” breaks down murder by state, and includes the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands and Guam.
It shows that there were 11,961 murders in 2014 (there were 31 total in the U.S. territories). And 8,124 of those were committed by firearms.
This is how those numbers look in perspective:
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