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Old 04-15-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Default Montana Crime Statistics

There may be a few surprises in this data. Popular perception is often at odds with reality.
http://mbcc.mt.gov/Data/publications/cim/CIM2008.pdf
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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I found this interesting:

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In total, a firearm was used in 13 of the 29 homicides. A handgun was the most commonly used type of firearm. The second most commonly used weapon was knife/cutting instrument, followed by person weapons such as hands and feet.

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In a state where MOST households have guns, less than half of the homicides involved firearms.[/LEFT]
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SW Montana
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We really to go after those knives and cutting instruments.

People don't kill people, knives and cutting instruments kill people.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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WOW! Montana's overall crime index is in line with the U.S. in that it's trending downward!

Thanks for this insightful and timely information! I feel better knowing my reloading supplies in my garage are less inclined to get 'lifted' by some miscreant!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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We really to go after those knives and cutting instruments.

People don't kill people, knives and cutting instruments kill people.
Since the discussion has turned toward 2nd amendment rights (which I support), I'll add my 2 cents. Rather than a background check, an IQ test may be a more appropriate screening tool to weed out those that should not be in possession of firearms or ammunition. Maybe the potential purchaser could provide a writing sample which indicates the ability to effectively communicate?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I found it interesting that crime goes up every election year and then goes down each year after that president is in office. The latest election, 2008, violent crime almost doubled on the first year of office. It has come down slightly since then.

Also this paper mentioned that in Violent crime, approx 40% of real stats are listed. Only about 60-70% of the police departments reported their stats. This being a STATE affair, you'd think some thumb screws could be used to get those deleguent districts to turn in their required paperwork.
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