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Monday, September 13, 2010

FBI Releases 2009 Crime Statistics

Over the past few years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the sale of both firearms and ammunition. At Oram Security we have also seen an increase in the number of female students in our Basic Pistol Class.  The concept is that during a recession you will see an increase in crime. Those that do not have will now attempt to take from those who do have.  Yet if you look at the statistics you will see there has been a decrease in violent crimes. Odd how this also coincides with an increase in the number of legally armed citizens.  Is this proof that we are safer as an armed society?  No. But it is food for thought.
According to the figures released today by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year. Property crimes also declined in 2009, marking the seventh straight year that the collective estimates for these offenses dropped below the previous year’s total.

The 2009 statistics show that the estimated volumes of violent and property crimes declined 5.3 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively, when compared with the 2008 estimates. The violent crime rate for the year was 429.4 offenses per 100,000 inhabitants (a 6.1 percent decrease from the 2008 rate), and the property crime rate was 3,036.1 per 100,000 persons (a 5.5 percent decrease from the 2008 figure).
FBI Crime Statistics

Stay Safe.
Oram Security

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