This 2012 report offers a compilation of national and state data on gun violence in America. It provides statistics on firearm deaths by race, age and manner and highlights state gun violence trends and efforts to prevent child access to guns.
Some key findings: In 2008, 2,947 children and teens died from guns in the United States and 2,793 died in 2009 for a total of 5,740—one child or teen every three hours, eight every day, 55 every week for two years. Six times as many children and teens—34,387—suffered nonfatal gun injuries as gun deaths in 2008 and 2009.
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