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How Will Gun-nut Nation Explain An Uptick In Violent Crime?

What’s going on? After year-to-year declines in the violent crime rate going back twenty years, all of a sudden in 2015 things turned around and now violent crime rates are going back up. Now the good news is that the overall violent crime rate ? 372.6 per 100,000 ? is well below what it was five years ago when it stood at 404.5. It’s also about 20 percent lower than it was ten years ago and more than 70 percent lower than its alarming peak in 1994.
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