Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
we know that in the US overall ownership has gone up while crime goes down...
correlation =/= causation but I can see that the exact opposite happened in Great Britain...gun ownership went down while crime rate went up
.... in the early 90s. The Violent Crime Rate in Britain has been declining for some time, despite the lack of armed citizens:
What's interesting is that for the same time period as the one you posted, the US violent crime rate was also increasing:
For reference, your (old) chart: