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Gun Homicides, Suicides Grew in 2021, CDC Says (Not Seen in 30 years)

12 Oct 2022 4:38 PM | Deborah Hodges (Administrator)

After 'unprecedented" jump in 2020, firearm-related homicides increased another 8.3% last year.  

Rates of gun-related homicides and suicides both jumped by over 8% in 2021, and to levels not seen in 30 years, according to CDC data.

From 2020 to 2021, homicides involving firearms increased from 6.12 to 6.63 per 100,000, while gun-related suicides increased from 8.07 to 8.75 per 100,000, reported Thomas Simon, PhD, of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and colleagues, writing in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

What's so concerning about these findings, said Simon, is that they follow on the back of an already "unprecedented" 35% increase in firearm homicides from 2019 to 2020. 

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