CDC: Guns are involved in fewer murders, more suicides

08/1/2013 | U.S. News & World Report

The number of gun-related murders in most of the largest cities in the U.S. fell by about 15% overall between 2006 and 2010, but suicides committed through the use of guns increased by 10% to 15% in almost three-quarters of the 50 largest cities, a CDC report showed. More gun murders were committed by 10- to 19-year-olds than by adults, accounting for nearly 3,400 firearm killings from 2009 to 2010. During the same period, over 1,500 teens and preteens ended their lives by using a gun, researchers wrote in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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