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tonelar
12-30-2009, 3:34 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/29/MNIG1B1NGJ.DTL

Hope this isn't a dupe...

Homicides Plummet Inexplicably in SF

No one can quite account for it, but San Francisco is poised in 2009 to have the biggest one-year drop in homicides on record.
The Police Department has logged 45 homicides in the city this year - a decline in lethal shootings, stabbings and bludgeonings of more than 50 percent from both 2007 and 2008, when the city recorded 98 and 97 homicides, respectively. If it holds through the rest of the year, it will mark the lowest number of homicides since 1961, when there were 39.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/29/MNIG1B1NGJ.DTL#ixzz0bDbF0zOO

jamesob
12-30-2009, 3:38 PM
its because barack and strict gun laws, we are saved!

tonelar
12-30-2009, 3:47 PM
figures appear to be down across the country; yet
no one pins it on the nationwide increases in gun sales

Cougar
12-30-2009, 3:48 PM
NRA opines that there could be a correlation with record sales of guns and ammo....

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Federal/Read.aspx?id=5268



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Last week, the FBI issued its preliminary 2009 crime report, showing that the number of murders in the first half of 2009 decreased 10 percent compared to the first half of 2008. If the trend holds for the remainder of 2009, it will be the single greatest one-year decrease in the number of murders since at least 1960, the earliest year for which national data are available through the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Also, the per capita murder rate for 2009 will be 51 percent lower than the all-time high recorded in 1991, and it will be the lowest rate since 1963—a 46-year low. Final figures for 2009 will be released by the FBI next year.



According to gun control supporter dogma—“more guns means more crime”—the number of privately owned firearms must have decreased 10 percent in 2009. To the contrary, however, the number rose between 1.5 and 2 percent, to an all-time high. For the better part of the last 15 months, firearms, ammunition, and “large” ammunition magazines have been sold in what appear to be record quantities. And, the firearms that were most commonly purchased in 2009 are those that gun control supporters most want to be banned—AR-15s, similar semi-automatic rifles, and handguns designed for defense. The National Shooting Sports Foundation already estimates record ammunition sales in 2009, dominated by .223 Remington, 7.62x39mm, 9mm and other calibers widely favored for defensive purposes.




Also indicative of the upward trend in firearm sales, the number of national instant check transactions rose 24.5 percent in the first six months of 2009 compared to the first six months in 2008, the greatest increase since NICS’ inception in 1998. Through the end of October, NICS transactions rose18 percent, compared to the same period in 2008.




More Guns Means More Crime? Hardly. In 2009, more guns meant less crime, in a very, very big way....

bubbapug1
12-30-2009, 10:09 PM
I think its because the real criminals have been unmasked...Congress and Wall Street!

They throw a guy in jail for five years for lifting your wallet and the ones who rip off the country for trillions get a street named after them...along with a $2,000,000.00 a year pension.

windrider
12-31-2009, 12:08 AM
"No one can quite account for it"

im in town, only kidding

Mssr. Eleganté
12-31-2009, 12:17 AM
It's because all of our hard core criminals have moved to England to take advantage of the awesome free healthcare system there.

OHOD
12-31-2009, 8:40 AM
H1N1 got the bad guys.
Or
They all moved out of the city when the recession hit.