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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 02:32 PM

48. Bill....the numbers are different because the 2 studies use different methodology.

 

The 108,000 number comes from the National Crime Victim Survey (NCVS) is was specifically designed to detect how often people are victims of crime. For many reasons, it's a poor study to determine how often guns are used for self-defense. Just about every criminologist in the field agrees with this.

The Justice Dept. found that there were 1.5 million self defense uses of guns (DSU's), but it could be as high as 4.7 million. This is in line with private research from Florida University that puts the number at 2.5 million. These studies did not use the NCVS.

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