A Historical Perspective On Homicide

The Young Conservatives Instagramed this graphic a couple of days ago. I haven’t verified all the numbers, but I checked most of them against FBI data and they appear to be correct. The chart puts current hysteria over homicide and firearms into perspective. The left axis is homicides per 100,000 Americans:

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Crime is one area of several where liberals stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the great progress that we have already made, while they press for policies that will have the effect of undoing that progress.