Chart: Firearm Stats For 2005 – 2010

December 1, 2010

Crimestoppers released statistics, using information provided by the Bermuda Police Service, showing firearm incidents [fatal, injured, confirmed and unconfirmed] from 2005 to 2010. The chart indicates that we have had more people injured or killed by firearms this year, than in the previous 5 years combined.

The organization said “Total number of firearm incidents from the beginning of the year 2010 to date stand at 63 confirmed and 143 unconfirmed totaling 206.”

They said the figures are valid up to November 25, 2010, meaning that the double shooting that occurred on November 27, which tragically left one man paralyzed is not included in the data.

See the chart below, provided by Crimestoppers, for the statistics of firearm incidents from 2005 – 2010:

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  1. itwasn't me says:

    Blacks kill blacks because they hate themselves. There is no cure for self hate. Slavery ended over 200 years ago cannot be blamed. Racial discrimation cannot be blamed. Nobody can make me hate myself, and others like me. Parents failed to teach their sons self respect and self value. Its that simple. We can thank all the waffless parents for the trash that is happening now.

    • Critical Thinker says:

      To itwasn’t me says:

      If you are white, I guess denial makes you feel good about yourself. And if you are black, then it’s not your fault, you are just repeating what your white masters say to appease. But putting aside your ignorance, we are all benefactors, whether or not you think so. The riches that Europe and the US enjoys today was taken from Africa. The slave trade is what built the western economy. So you white folks today are reaping the theft of your forefathers. So since self hate is not genetically inherited, then it’s obvious, it’s as a result of the pass. But you are too ignorant to know this. Why? because the source of your knowledge, or the lack of it, is thought by the white establishment, that controls the wealth and also controls the information.

      History is always written by the victors, or in this case the thieves. So your opinions might make you feel good about yourself, but the truth is the truth, and this violence will reach out and touch you one day, in one way or another.

      • mixitup says:

        I guess u told him! lol

      • Wake Up says:

        For some reason every Bermudian has this ignorant sense of entitlement. We all have an equal stake in the recent trends that are plaguing our society yet no one wants to take responsibility. Instead of pointing fingers and laying blame, we should all take initiative and try to make a beneficial, constructive impact. Nothing is accomplished when we seek to alienate groups in our community instead of confronting these problems. Bermuda is to small to be divided. Yes, racism is inherent in our society and in the the system in which it operates, but to blame all our problems on racism is irresponsible. No one, neither black nor white, benefits from our current situation. Tourism is down, international businesses are leaving, retail sales continue to fall, and murders and gun crime are at unprecedented levels. Bermuda is hurting. This recent spate of violence effects everyone and has the potential to cripple our already vulnerable economy. No one wants to visit or invest in an island blighted by violence and a community that refuses to do anything about it. Without these critical industries, the livelihoods we all seem to take for granted will cease to exist. It is time for us all to take responsibility and work together. Our livelihoods, community, and Bermuda’s future depends on it.

        In the words of Luciano, “It’s in our best interest to organize, instead of being rebellious and be unwise, a nation that is divided must accept to never rise.”