Guns and Gangs: What should we do?

A Fraser Institute Policy Briefing

What is the current situation in Canada?

Homicide rates stable for past 5 or 10 years

Violent crime stable for past 5 or 10 years

Gang-related homicide increasing

Handgun homicide increasing

Assessment

Several studies of ‘crime guns’

Several studies of ‘crime guns’

Several studies of ‘crime guns’

How many guns have the Police and Military lost?

Community oriented policing

Platforms of the three major parties reflect this wisdom

NDP Party platform

Conservative Party platform

Similarities

Differences

What’s to be done?

How effective is the gun registry?

Factors driving homicide in Canada

Factors driving robbery in Canada

Do Gun Bans Work?

Gun bans failed in several English-speaking countries

Violent crime in the UK

Homicide trend in England & Wales

Homicide in Scotland

Gun ban in Australia

Violent crime in Australia

Gun bans have failed

Murder in the Republic of Ireland

Murder rate in Jamaica

Violent crime rate in Jamaica


Criminal violence is decreasing in the US - Why?

What is the US doing?

Canada

High recidivism rates in Canada

Increased imprisonment in United States

Concealed carry laws in United States

Capital punishment in United States

In conclusion:
the research shows

Research on the effectiveness of gun laws

Research on the effectiveness of imprisonment

Research on the effectiveness of concealed carry