FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind – IOTW Report

FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind


Breitbart: The FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind.

And because the category of rifles covers every type of rifle, this means there would be an even greater divide between the number of people stabbed to death versus those shot to death with an AR-15 or similar rifle.

According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with “knives or cutting instruments.”

Table 12 also shows that more people were killed via the use of “hands, fists, feet, etc.,” than were killed by rifles of any kind. In fact, the tally shows that the death numbers were not even close. While approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles, roughly 656 people were beaten to death with “hands, fists, feet, etc.”  read more

16 Comments on FBI: Over Four Times More People Stabbed to Death Than Killed with Rifles of Any Kind

  1. If you shoot someone with your rifle then finish them off with the bayonet, is that a shooting or a stabbing? Statistics can be so confusing…

  2. The gun grabbers may target long rifles or semi-automatic rifles but their actual target are handguns. The rifles (or any type) are just the nose of the camel and when used by a lunatic make more press.

  3. But they look scaaary!

    Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, design specs for the Kill-O-Zap blaster pistol:
    The designer of the gun had clearly not been instructed to beat about the bush. ‘Make it evil,’ he’d been told. ‘Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sort of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, it is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.’

  4. I’m sure I’ve commented on this previously, but the year the “Assault Gun Ban” was passed in Chicago, more people had been killed by GOLF CLUBS than “Assault Guns.”
    (Jeremiah O’Leary)

    Banning guns and violating the 2nd Amendment has NEVER been about public safety and ALWAYS been about promoting totalitarianism.

    It’s probably no coincidence that people in positions to do so are reluctant to vociferate the facts.

    izlamo delenda est …

  5. There you all go again, letting facts cloud the issue and talking points of the socialist democrat party.

    Feelings, not facts.

    OK, Virtually hold hands, Altogether now, sing along, “Kumbaya Lord, Kumbaya” …………..

    OK, OK,…..Then, How about Puff the Magic Dragon?

    You guys aren’t “feeling it” are you?

    Damn facts always get in the way with sing-a-longs.

  6. The FBI does a wonderful job with statistics, charts and graphs…..
    Timely, Competent and thorough Investigations? Not so much.

  7. More children die each year in backyard pool drownings than die by discovering loaded handguns in hiding places and shooting playmate/sibling/self.
    But the Brady folks know better than to attack pool ownership.

  8. It’s not the the knives with single blades that are bad, it’s the multi bladed knives that are
    the most dangerous.

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