France lost more citizens to mass public shootings than the US in 2015

Crime ResearchFrance suffered more casualties (murders and injuries) from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US has suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (Updated 532 to 527 in Tables below). Note that these numbers don’t adjust for the fact that the US has 5 times the population of France. The per capita rate of casualties in France is thus 8.19 per million and for the US it is 1.65 — France’s per capita rate of casualties is thus 4.97 times higher than the rate in the US.

It's not like it's a competition, since any kind of murder is horrible. But the relative rates shed lights on the effectiveness of firearms and terrorism policies, not to mention being contrary to the conventional wisdom that drives gun control laws.

This entry was published Sun Mar 05 10:19:28 CST 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-03-05 10:19:28.0. [Tweet]

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