According to a July 2017 report from Fox News, concealed-carry permit are on the rise, with 1.83 million new permits since the summer before. The report states that many of the biggest increases have come from demographics that are often the victims of violent crime, including women.
You don’t have to search long for news stories about women being victims to violent crimes. According to data from the Statistica, in 2016 there were over 1.75 female victims of violent crime in the United States, which was only slightly below the number of men. (1.8 million male victims)
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