The October 2010 crime figures from the PROGUN Crime Statistics Project are now available.
As you can see, there was a slight upsurge in incidents and fatalities during the Barangay Election gun ban. The difference isn’t statistically significant but it is interesting to note that there was no definite decrease in violent crime.
Remember that in these figures, all violent crime incidents we discover are recorded, not just firearms-aided or election-related violence. If the pro gun-ban advocates have any merit to their claims, shouldn’t we at least have seen an obvious dip in incidents?
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