Study: Percentage of Adults with Carry Permits Up 190 Percent, Violent Crime Down 18 Percent

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July 21, 2017

concealed-carry-gun-and-holster-ap-640x480A study from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows during the time period 2007 to 2015, the percentage of adults with carry permits rose 190% and violent crime fell by 18%.

The cut-off year is 2015 because it is “the last full year that crime data is available.” ”

According to CPRC, from 2007 to 2015 the “murder rates fell from 5.6 [per 100,000] to 4.9 per 100,000. This represents a 12.5% drop.” At the same time, “overall violent crime fell by 18 percent.” And again, these drops are coinciding with a 190% increase in “the percentage of adults with permits.”

This news comes in the same report in which the CPRC showed that the number of concealed carry permit holders “grew by a record 1.83 million” in 2016. This beats the previous record of 1.73 million, set in 2015, and means “6.53% of American adults have permits.” Moreover, “outside the restrictive states of California and New York, about 8% of the adult population has a permit.”

There are 11 states where over 10% of the adult population possesses a carry permit. Those 11 states are led by Alabama, where 20% are permitted, and Indiana, where 15.8% of all adults have a permit.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Bill says:

    we be ready for those knockout games and such…….be alert…….the world needs more Lerts…

  • Webb says:

    Living Rural…
    YOU are responsible for your own protection…much can happen in that 30 to 45 minutes before the Sheriff’s Deputies show up…
    Loving Family…Loving Life…CARRY!!
    ★☆★

  • Roy Fredrichsen says:

    According to the NRA, O’Bummer was the best salesman they had ever seen by scaring everybody as he threatened to destroy the 2nd Amendment which is in the Constitution to protect the citizens from his version of tyranny.

  • roboteq says:

    Interesting. Obama accidentally did something that turned out to be beneficial for American citizens. By causing us to become more afraid, Obama enticed more of us to take defense of our lives into our own hands.

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