Gun suicides far more common than homicides

January 13, 2015 9:08 PM

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Gunfire continues to kill a widely disproportionate number of young African-American men. The research, published in the Annual Review of Public Health, found that in 2012, 89 of every 100,000 black men ages 20 to 24 died from firearm homicide, compared to 4 of every 100,000 white men of the same age.

That same year - 2012 - 64 percent of firearm deaths were suicides, up from 57 percent in 2006, according to the report.

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