Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Interesting Gun Violence Statistics

The New York Times has a fascinating graphic depicting daily firearms fatalities. The picture it paints is probably not what you expect.

I thought Tupac was the posterboy of shootings. Turns out it's Hemingway.

I was thinking that victims would be predominately young black males 17-30. I guess this was wrongly formed by living near gang areas in Little Rock in the 90's. In reality the likelihood of being killed by a gun increases if you are male, if you are white, and it significantly increases with age. Out of an average of 82 gun deaths a day, 45 are suicides. 25 are suicides of white males over forty, the largest single group.

via Neatorama

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