Study: U.S. gun death rates hit highest levels in decades

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A new study says gun deaths in the U.S. hit the highest levels in decades. The research published by jama network open shows gun related homicide in suicide rates, both rose 8% last year, each hitting levels last seen in the early 1990s, the rate among women is growing faster than that of men, among black women, the rate of firearm related homicides more than tripled since 2010. Experts say reasons for the increase in gun deaths could include disruption of people's work and personal lives during the pandemic, higher gun sales stress and mental health issues. The researchers counted more than 1.1 million gun deaths over 32 years about the same as the number of American deaths from the coronavirus in the last three years.

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