Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
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An interesting gun deaths graphic.


http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/04/21/weekinreview/20070422_MARSH_GRAPHIC.html

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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