Study: Murder, Violent Crime Fall as Concealed Carry Rises 130 Percent
A study released by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows the murder and violent crime rate has fallen significantly while concealed carry in this country surged 130 percent.
According to the CPRC, concealed carry permit holders in the U.S. rose from 4.6 million in 2007 to 11.1 million during the time period of 2007 to 2013.
And during that span, as more Americans got permits to carry guns with them for self-defense, the murder rate fell from "5.6 to 4.4 per 100,000." This is a 22 percent drop.
"Overall violent crime also fell by 22 percent over that period of time."
The report indicates that the number of concealed carry permits is not only still growing, but is doing so at a "faster and faster" rate.
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