Report: 2,000 die daily from armed violence

10/7/2009 | AlertNet

As a UN General Assembly committee began mulling a draft resolution for a treaty that would set international conditions for the sale and transfer of conventional weapons, a report estimated the number of people dying each day from armed violence at more than one per minute. Of the 2,000 average daily victims since 2006, when many governments first embraced the need for worldwide restrictions in the arms trade, nearly 700,000 died in political violence, according to the Oxfam report.

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