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U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades, study says

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

NEW YORK - The U.S. gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly three decades, and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to study published Tuesday. The increase among women - most dramatically, in Black women - is playing a tragic and under-recognized role in a tally that skews overwhelmingly male, the researchers said. “Women can get lost in the discussion because so many of the fatalities are men,” said one the authors, Dr. Eric Fleegler of Harvard Medical School. Among Black women, the rate of firearm-related homicides more than tripled...
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