Gun Violence Aimed at Black Males Triggers Concern

Black Press USA

March 4, 2014


Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: no group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” revealed a report by the Center for American Progress (CAP). “Forty-two percent of the total gun deaths of individuals in this age group were of black males.” This trend has continued, the report noted, even as crime rates decline. Another report on gun violence by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) mirrors the CAP findings.
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