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In summary there appears to be at least 18 gun incidents in, or around, schools between 1st January and 14th February 2018. They are not all of the "mass shooting" variety one might expect from the headlines but they have certainly all involved the accidental or intentional letting off of a firearm. A few notes I count 17, not 18 The 18th has been found (H/...


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NO! The EXACT OPPOSITE is true. According to this comprehensive listing showing data from 1960 to 2015 shows the highest absolute number of murders (24,700) occurred in 1991. The highest per capita rate (10.2) occurred in 1980. If anything, the data shows that the period of 2010 to 2015 has been historically LOW for murders. Pew has similar numbers. As ...


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The earliest mention online - and thus likely the source for this - seems to be maga1776.com. The numbers for 2010 to 2016 are official statistics - the 2016 numbers are directly from ICE, the earlier numbers are not from a reliable source (washington examiner), but I don't think that they are in doubt. Note that these numbers are specifically about ...


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These statements are not supported by the official data. According to official statistics of the German Federal Crime office the crimes in Germany 2017 are down by about 10% compared to 2016 and 2015 - 6.4 million to 5.7 million. (source) Number of registered crimes in Germany PS. In the statistic the overall number of crimes is given, including illegal ...


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TL;DR: We don't know. Reported crimes are actually lower, but that may not reflect the real crime rate. There is no evidence that it is higher, only speculation. Immigrant crime statistics show less crime There have been quite a few studies on this. One review found With few exceptions, immigrants are less crime prone than natives or have no ...


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While there are oodles of online references regarding this scam, they all appear to stem from an October 2016 alert by the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania. I've searched for people who claim to have been billed as a result of this scam; the results are dubious at best. I've also search for people who have been arrested for using this scam and ...


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The two facts stated in the claim can be considered mostly true. The conclusion drawn, however, is not. Gun Ownership Ownership rates in Switzerland are estimated between 25 and 60%. There is no official statistic and registering isn't a nationwide policy, but the responsibility of the individual cantons, which have different laws. In 2014 there were 1.25 ...


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I've written about the issues with defining a "mass shooting" in another answer previously. I'm going to copy and paste the pertinent parts here. The main problem with statistics like these is that there is no one definition of "mass shooting" and thus, by adjusting your parameters, can make the number be whatever you want to fit a narrative. Depending on ...


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No, 2015 was the highest since 2009, but it was much higher previously, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports, via Politifact, the increase in the murder rate (10.8% from 2014 to 2015) is the highest in 45 years, but obviously that is different from the quote in the OP. Full year statistics for 2016 ...


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It depends on the definition. This article in Mother Jones says: Studies indicate that the rate at which public mass shootings occur has tripled since 2011. Between 1982 and 2011, a mass shooting occurred roughly once every 200 days. However, between 2011 and 2014 that rate has accelerated greatly with at least one mass shooting occurring every 64 days ...


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No. Numerous studies show that immigrants (legal and undocumented) are actually less likely to commit violent crime. From The Wall Street Journal piece "The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime": Numerous studies going back more than a century have shown that immigrants—regardless of nationality or legal status—are less likely than the ...


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The source of this story (as cited by Kruger and Dunning) is: Fuoco, M. A. (1996, March 21). Trial and error: They had larceny in their hearts, but little in their heads. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. D1. URL via Google News archive (free), URL via ProQuest (requires subscription). (There is a minor citation error in Kruger and Dunning; they misspell the ...


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I am German and I have here a original statistic source, which I copied (screenshot) for easy access of yours. I hope the numbers are convincing. It's from the latest (May '18) "Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik" of BKA (Federal Criminal Police Office). The original and official source can be found here at BKA's Website The image is from a table at page 10. ...


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Yes, according to the US Department of Justice document Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008: Table 7, Homicide type, by race, 1980-2008: Homicide offenders were: 45.3% White 52.5% Black 2.2% Other Felony Murder Offenders were: 38.4% White 59.9% Black 1.7% Other The report makes the following statement about potential bias due to unknown ...


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This question has one claim in the title and four others in the body 1. The black market in Colorado has increased since legalization Possible. There are claims many places including here that legalization has created an environment where illegal and quasi-legal growers can grow and export to other states. But that's unlikely to be correlated with ...


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In current U.S. case law, it might be illegal to publish stolen documentary material, but prior case law rules it legal if the material is "of great public concern", which I think most media would claim the Podesta emails to be. Obviously it is legal to possess what you publish, so it is legal to read it as well. If the Podesta material contains extensive ...


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It's partly correct, but it is missing an important aspect of the female’s testimony. "J.L." (Jewel Lankford) is the female, "Baby" (Maouloud Baby) is the male discussed in the OP, and "Mike" (Michael Eugene Wilson) is another male involved, who pled guilty, and is now a lifetime registered sex offender as a consequence. Bold emphasis is mine. J.L. ...


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Overall Crime numbers have indeed decreased, but there are categories of violent crimes that have increased during the last few years. Murder rates have increased: Y axis: number of murder victims In 2017 there was a massive increase of cases of rape and sexual assault that were reported to the police (it should be noted though that the German criminal ...


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It depends on what you classify as 'school shooting' and most people would consider this number too high. You can find an overview over 17 incidents (together with news sources) at: everytownresearch.org The list include all gun-related incidents near or in schools like: A disagreement between two 16-year-old students escalated when Jonah Neal pulled ...


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tl;dr: There is no evidence supporting the conclusion that capital punishment is an effective deterrent for murder, and significant evidence to the contrary. The only way to arrive at an alternative conclusion would be to ignore or refute: the results of multiple surveys done by the United Nations; a systematic review and rebuttal of all significant papers ...


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Was a 15 year old teen sentenced 15 years because he did not stop a 5 second intercourse with an 18 year old quickly enough? No, there was a conviction but the conviction was overturned, and remanded for re-trial. Re-trial is usually used when the courts make an error. Furthermore the 5 seconds of penetration was not the core issue of the case. Is this ...


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When approaching this question there are two items that need to be resolved, if the quote accurately quotes what Justice Antonin Scalia said and the second of which if the quote in its current context is true. With regards to wrongful executions in the United States, Wikipedia provides several well referenced examples of cases where serious doubt was raised ...


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These numbers look legitimate. They are given per 100,000 (which is a standard practice, and often assumed by default). Both 1992 and 2011 numbers exactly match FBI report (and apparently were taken from there), and I don't see any reason to doubt them. Here is a summary for 1992 & 2011 from the report: Table 1—Crime in the United States, by Volume ...


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Source CNN article from 2010: Fingerprint mutilation on the rise, but it's practically pointless According to Stephen G. Fischer Jr., a spokesman for the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services, methods of fingerprint mutilation can vary depending on the circumstance and the criminal. "It can go from people chewing on fingers, using ...


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I don’t know how well a single case-study can be generalised, or applied in a different cultural setting. But since jozzas’ answer on the Australian gun control act exclusively relies on a paper that completely misrepresents the evidence here’s another stab at it: Background In 1996, after a mass shooting with an illegally purchased but legally available ...


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In order to answer this question, I don't see any reason to restrict ourselves to comparison between states. The variation in gun laws between states are quite small, and the ease of crossing state boundaries make it easy for crime to flow across those borders. Instead lets look at comparison between countries, where there is marked different in gun laws and ...


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No, the US Murder Rate is not the highest it's been in the past 45 years. According to this page from fbi.gov, the murder rate and the total number of murders for the year 2015 is lower than every year between 1996 and 2008. Note that the data for 2016 is not available yet; however Donald Trump has been quoted as saying this at least as far back as October ...


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A Slovak citizen was (without his knowledge) planted a detonation device in his luggage as a part of airport security test. The device was not found at the airport and the person was arrested later in Dublin after the Irish police was informed about the device. Source: IDnes news article Jan 5 2010: Irská policie zatkla Slováka, který nevědomky dopravil ...


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