statistics

Gun statistics — Should they be tortured or gently cross-examined? by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In a recent letter to the editor in The Telegraph (Macon), Mr. Colin Frayne began his letter by pointing out the need for “factual information” about guns. He cites the statistics that for 2016, “36,861 total annual deaths [were] from guns, of which 58 deaths were from terrorism.” And compares it to Japan, which allegedly had only one firearm death that same year. Statistics are not like pictures that tell a thousand words. They must be carefully analyzed.

Police shootings and black on black crime

Journal/Website: 
GOPUSA.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, April 27, 2015

According to data from both USA Today and the FBI Supplementary Homicide Report, there are approximately 400 "felons" killed by police officers or "justifiable homicides" yearly in the US. In 2012, for example, there were 426 such homicides. These figures represent cases in which officers killing a suspect claim there was "an urgent safety need" for the shooting.

Homicide and Suicide in America, 1900-1998

Author: 
David C. Stolinsky, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

The thought of violent death both fascinates and terrifies us, so it is understandable that homicide and suicide are the subjects of voluminous commentary. Regrettably, much of this commentary is based on emotion rather than reason, and it is propped up by incorrect "facts" that have been repeated so often that they have become widely accepted.

Junk Science Judo by Steven J. Milloy

Author: 
Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

There are three kinds of lies - lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Mark Twain

Statistical Malpractice ­ 'Firearm Availability' and Violence (Part II): Poverty, Education and other Socioeconomic Factors

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com and Hacienda Publishing
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2002

In Part I of this article, Politics or Science, we made some preliminary observations regarding the Harvard School of Public Health study published in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of Trauma.(1)