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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2007-04-22 18:52
  Subject:   An interesting gun deaths graphic.
  Music:Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun
  Tags:  metafilter


A couple of interesting surprises here. First of all, I think most people associate gun deaths with gangs, generally younger people. But according to this, there were 1% more deaths in the 40+ age group (39) as there were in the 18-39 age group (38). Also, suicide by firearm is extremely common. In the 18-to-39 age group, 15 of 38 deaths (39%) were suicides. In the 40+ age group, 30 of the 39 deaths (77%) were suicides.
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2007-04-23 21:25 (UTC)
  Subject:   Lies, damned lies, etc
In the 18-to-39 age group, 15 of 38 deaths (39%) were suicides.

Which means 61% were not.

I'd like to see the stats for suicide by other methods, especially in the 18-39 group. They could have little nooses or pills for the graphics.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2007-04-23 22:51 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Be curious to know about those stats myself. Other stats say that men tend to use a gun or hang themselves, or occasionally cars. Women tend to use suffocation or pills, or occasionally cutting.

Anyway, wasn't trying to advance any particular agenda.
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick: Target
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2007-04-23 22:52 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I know you weren't. NYT, on the other claw...
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