May 2, 2013

Gun Violence in America

Men, Young Adults Make Up Majority of Gun Homicide Victims

Men, Young Adults Make Up Majority of Gun Homicide Victims

Gun homicide was the fifth leading cause of violent death in 2010. The vast majority (84%) of gun homicide victims are male and seven-in-ten are ages 18 to 40. Younger adults account for a disproportionate share of gun homicide victims relative to their share of the population.