ERIC Number: ED378460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Homicide and Guns. Firearm Facts.
Duker, Laurie, Ed.
Young Americans are killed with guns at rates far higher than young people in other countries and than older Americans, with young, urban African-American males being most at risk. This fact sheet presents data on gun-related homicides among teenagers in the United States. The high rate of youth homicide in the United States is unique in the industrialized world, a rate which has increased alarmingly in recent years. Statistics are provided for gun homicides among young black males, a group for whom shootings are the leading cause of death. The document includes two figures on international homicide rates and homicide rate in the United States by age, race, and sex. (RB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Youth, Crime, Guns, Homicide, Mortality Rate, Urban Youth, Violence, Young Adults
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Arlington, VA.; Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA.