Crime falls in the US. Are you safer today? – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com

Crime falls in the US. Are you safer today? – The Christian Science Monitor – CSMonitor.com.

Some really good graphics on the significant drop in crime over the last two decades in the United States.  Nothing particularly surprising if you have seen any of these stats from recent years but always good to see and remember when people mistakenly think crime is getting worse in America.

The regional and city data is fairly interesting to see.  Many might be surprised to see New York City fairing so well in the rankings.

Fear drives opposition to gun control – CNN.com

Fear drives opposition to gun control – CNN.com.

Excellent commentary with a lot of good points included.  One of the most important made here is the effect unrealistic psychological fear created by sensationalist media has had on nearly everyone.  It definitely can’t be stressed enough when debating the reality of these issues.