Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Reading this article it is impossible not to notice that you can make stats say almost whatever you like.  The worst is including gun violence and gun suicide in the same stat.

Dan Gross, head of the Brady Campaign used the number of daily gun murders as proof that “gun violence rates are not” going down. But the rate of gun murder is at its lowest point since at least 1981: 3.6 per 100,000 people in 2010.

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