More Than 250,000 People Killed By Guns Worldwide: ‘This Constitutes A Major Public Health Problem For Humanity’
Just six countries that make up less than 10 percent of the world’s population — Brazil, the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala — accounted for just over half of the world’s gun-related deaths.
The Associated Press:
Worldwide Gun Deaths Reach 250,000 Yearly; US Ranks High
Gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found. The results from one of the most comprehensive analyses of firearm deaths reveal "a major public health problem for humanity," according to an editorial published with the study Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (8/28)
Los Angeles Times:
In Some Countries, The Odds Of Getting Shot Are 1 In A Million. In The U.S., It's 100 Times Higher
Imagine that, in the course of a single year, a ubiquitous household item was implicated in the death of every man, woman and child in the city of Glendale, Ariz., America’s 87th largest city with a population of 251,269. The world would almost certainly take notice of such a loss. That, in essence, was the global toll of humanity’s obsession with firearms. (Healy, 8/29)