Mundt, Gun Control, Canada and the US

Greg Booth said:

A 1976 study put guns in 40% of Canadian households.

An Angus Reid poll in 1991 put the number at 23%.

The 1989 International Crime Survey gave 29%

From Phil Ronzone’s rkba.002 (US rates converted to rate per 100,000)
from U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United
States: 1989 (109th edition.) Washington, DC, 1989.

and Canadian rates from the Canadian Centre for Health Information.

Year   US accident rate   Canadian accidental rate.
1969  1.139         0.63
1970  1.174         0.61
1971  1.136         0.66
1972  1.163         0.47
1973  1.235         0.56
1974  1.222         0.55
1975  1.103         0.49
1976  .944          0.39
1977  .900          0.43
1978  .811          0.38
1979  .890      0.30
1980  .858          0.31
1981  .813      0.25
1982  .755          0.23
1983  .722          0.17
1984  .704          0.24
1985  .689          0.25
1986  .662          0.20
1987  .574          0.23
1988            0.23
1989            0.29
1990            0.25
1991            0.24

Looks like the US rate is 2-3 times greater.

Arrgh! Mundt’s graph agrees with your figures, except that it shows
the Canadian rate being 0.1 from 83-86 (which is where the graph
ends).

I’d better not trust any of his data.