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Firearms Stolen during Household Burglaries official report

Discussion in 'Firearm Related' started by John A., Nov 14, 2017.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    I always knew this data was out there somewhere, but I didn't know where to find it.

    Now I do, and I'm pasting it here for future reference for the next time a politician calls for more background checks and "gunshow loophole" and ordering guns through the internet and other miscellaneous idiocy.

    Firearms Stolen during Household Burglaries and Other Property Crimes, 2005-2010
    Lynn Langton, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics
    November 8, 2012 NCJ 239436

    Presents findings on the theft of firearms during household burglaries and other property crimes from 2005 through 2010. The report examines the number of property crime victimizations involving the theft of one or more firearms, the number of firearms stolen each year, and the characteristics of property crimes involving stolen firearms. It presents data by the amount of loss, the percentage reported to police, the percentage of items recovered, and the characteristics of households experiencing the theft. The report also presents trends from 1994 through 2010 on the number of victimizations involving firearm theft. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.
    • About 1.4 million guns, or an annual average of 232,400, were stolen during burglaries and other property crimes in the six-year period from 2005 through 2010.
    • On average, firearms were stolen in an annual average of about 4% of the 2.4 million burglaries occurring each year, in 2% of the 529,200 robberies, and in less than 1% of the 13.6 million other crimes involving theft from 2005 through 2010.
    • From 2005 through 2010, 86% of burglaries and 75% of other property crimes involving a stolen firearm were reported to police.
    Press Release
    PDF (632K)

    About the Source Data
    National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

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  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

    So there are many millions of guns out there (just in the last few years) & the government has no idea where they are now, except that they came into the hands of criminals.

    But the government will protect us (right?) We don't need guns, and we don't have to worry.

    On a lighter note they just sent our Deputy police chief of Fresno away for 4 years in prison on drug charges.
  3. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

    Well, if we didn't have guns there would be no guns to steal so we would all be safe and wouldn't even need locks on our doors.

    The solution is quite clear......
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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    You know that's meme worthy, right?

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  5. Scoop

    Scoop .308

    Sure... nobody has a gun, then no gun crime. Obvious.

    But if there is just ONE person with a gun in the country... I am going to be that guy.
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  6. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

    Imagine that they round up all the guns. Somehow they find every single one and every single bullet.

    Are they going to round up every amateur machinist in America?

    The problem isn't that everybody has guns. The problem is that everybody knows how to build them. That cat has been out of the bag for over a hundred years.

    Millions of people in this country are smart enough to come up with a workable gun of some type. Mexican peasants did it nearly a hundred years ago.

    And there are thoudands of crooks who would be able to pressure someone who is capable enough into doing their bidding.
  7. Daryll

    Daryll .223 Supporter

    Here in the UK the gov'ment are currently holding a consultation on banning the civilian use of "High muzzle energy" firearms... so things like .50 BMG... and "rapid firing rifles", rifles that were developed to get around our semi auto ban.

    The reason/excuse for this consultation...?? they say there is "a chance" they could be stolen from civilians and used by criminal or terrorists....

    Basically the police don't like the thought that there are civilians with higher powered firearms that they have...

    Even the Army lose more than civilians..!

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