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Since the year 2000, how many people have died due to gun violence?I would like to know...

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jelly08 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2008 at 2:46 AM via web

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Since the year 2000, how many people have died due to gun violence?

I would like to know if the deaths were gang related, if the shooters had gun licenses, and what the percentages of shootings are 2000 until now.

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 12, 2008 at 11:18 AM (Answer #1)

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According the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, there were 178,877 deaths between 2000 and 2005 that were gun related. 

For 15-24 year olds in that period, firearm related homicide accounted for 81.3% of deaths.  For 25-34 year olds, it was 74.8%.

Between 2000 and 2002, there were approximately 3000 gang related homicides.

The links where this information was found can be accessed below.  It appears that, as for information available online, the most recent printed is from 2005.  I would suggest accessing a few of the more extensive journals from your local university library, if possible, as they will likely have more up-to-date statistics.



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