2020 saw most firearm deaths since 1994, CDC reports


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The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the highest firearm homicide rates since 1994, with substantial increases among Black and American Indian/Alaska Native males and young adults, according to a new report released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From 2019 to 2020, homicides involving firearms rose 35 percent to 6.1 per 100,000 people, with the largest increase occurring among Black males between the ages of 10 and 44 and American Indian/Alaska Native males between the ages of 25 and 44.



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