...and the inconvenient continuation
|Source: Australian Institute of Criminology|
By now it must be obvious to everybody except the Gun Lobby that military solutions to international disputes make matters worse, not better. The Gun Lobby clings mysteriously to the belief that violence is very much a reasonable solution to civilian disputes, in the absence of evidence that such is the case.
So the numbers are not obviously up, except for sexual assault.
If you account for the growth in Australian population (to express the rate of violent crime per 100,000 population)
So what seems clear is that during the period that these statistics were collected, all forms of violent crime were lower in 2012 than in 1992, except for sexual assault.
Hard to believe that sexual assault increased because of decreased access to guns.
Fortunately, we have the Federal Court...