Permit-Free Gun Carry in Ohio

I rarely find statistics persuasive, since it is too easy to manipulate them to support either side of any argument, and rarely are the assumptions and definitions visible. What, for example, is included in “gun violence”? Does this include use of a firearm in a suicide?

However, when a statistic confirms what common sense already shows, I do not mind quoting them.

Gun violence in 6 out of the 8 largest Ohio cities dropped significantly after Ohio legalized permit-free carry of guns across the entire state in 2022:

Columbus: -12%
Cleveland: -6%
Toledo: -18%
Akron: -18%
Parma: -22%
Canton: -5%