Gun crime rates vs. public knowledge of the same
An interesting study. Over the last twenty years, gun homicide rates have fallen by 49%, and nonfatal firearm crime has fallen even more greatly.
But the Pew survey found that only 12% of Americans know this. 56% think gun crime has gone up over that period, and 24% think it has remained stable.
It'll be interesting to see whether the decline will be covered by the mass media. It'd conflict with their agenda in at least two ways. (1) Pushing gun control. (2) Pushing fear, because fear sell.