FBI: Nearly Four Times as Many People Stabbed to Death than Killed with Rifles in 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) crime statistics for 2017 show nearly four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of every kind.
According to the Uniformed Crime Report, 1,591 people were killed with “knives or cutting instruments” while 403 were killed with “rifles.”
And the category of “rifles” covers bolt action, pump action, single shot, semi-automatic, and those the left describes as “assault weapons.” This means, only a percentage of the 403 deaths attributed to “rifles” would have been carried out with an “assault weapon.”
Additionally, the FBI report makes clear over 50 percent more people were killed with fists and feet than were killed with rifles of every kind…