Violent death rates in the US compared to those of the other high-income countries, 2015

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Violent death rates in the US compared to those of the other high-income countries, 2015

Category: Firearm Availability, Homicide, International, Suicide|Journal: Preventive Medicine (full text)|Author: D Hemenway, E Grinshteyn|Year: 2019

Highlights

The US firearm homicide rate is 24.9 times higher than in other high-income countries.

The US firearm suicide rate was 9.8 times higher than in other high-income countries.

83.7% of all firearm deaths occurred in the US.

91.7% of women and 98.1% of all children killed by firearms were in the US.

Firearm homicide rates in low-gun states were 13.5 times higher than other countries.

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