Homicide Rate of Young People Dropped to 30-Year Low

July 11, 2013 4:15 PM

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Homicide Rate of Young People Dropped to 30-Year Low

Youth homicide rates reached a 30-year low in 2010, following a fluctuating but generally downward trend since 1994, according to a new report.

In 2010, about seven to eight out of every 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States between ages 10 and 24 died by homicide, down from 16 out of every 100,000 in 1993, the year that youth homicide rates were at their peak point of the last three decades, according to the report from...

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