US Gun Homicides at 20 Year Low

Gun homicides in the United States have fallen sharply since peaking in 1993, two studies have found.

The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics said firearms-related homicides had dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%.

Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to 3.6 per 100,000 people in 2010 from 7 in 1993.

You wouldn't think this was true from the amount of news coverage of anything even tangentially related to guns, including headliner stories about accidental shootings by kids screwing around with guns that they shouldn't have had access to if they had more responsible parents. It might be the case that there are more spree shootings, but overall gun violence is way down.