Monday, October 31, 2016

Sudden Increase in Accidental Gun Deaths

Dr. John Lott at Crime Prevention Research Center discovered that the sudden increase in accidental gun deaths in Tennessee for 2014 was a "coding error" and CDC admitted it, but still hasn't fixed it.
Rather than the number of accidental gun deaths in Tennessee increasing from 19 in 2013 to 105 in 2014, the actual number had actually declined to 5.  The total number of accidental deaths last year is thus 486, not 586.  While the CDC has acknowledged their mistake, they have yet to correct the numbers reported on their website.

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