Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Just to clear somthing up

In a recent discussion with some friends I suggested give kids guns to keep them from becomeing victims of those carzy sex offenders. A friend said that the chance to getting shot was greater than the chance of being kidnapped by a sex offender. I did some reseach and found the below numbers.

In 2001 there were 72 unintentional firearm deaths for children 14 and under.
In 2001 there were 1073 homicide injury deaths for children 14 and under.

Build you own query here to check my numbers.

In 2001 there were 725 murders for children for those twevle and under.

Find my source here.

I could not find the exact numbers for which i was looking. Those stats guys at the govererment do not ask the real intresting questions. So I was forced to go to other less worthy soucres.

Source:Q: How many missing children are found deceased? What hours are most critical when trying to locate a missing child?
A: According to the State of Washington’s Office of the Attorney General “the murder of a child who is abducted ... is a rare event. There are estimated to be about 100 such incidents in the United States each year, less than one-half of one percent of the murders committed”; however, “74 percent of abducted children who are murdered are dead within three hours of the abduction.”

Also some more intresting info.

Justifiable Homicide
by Weapon, Private Citizen,1 1999-2003

Year Total
1999 192
2000 164
2001 222
2002 233
2003 246



Vestigial Fish said...

While entertaining to watch, it would probably not be the most practical solution to the problem.

Sojourner said...

I have another solution: Tasers. Non-lethal, effective, equally if not more fun to watch.