Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Gun crime statistics by US state: latest data

How high is gun crime across the US - and which states have the worst figures? This is the latest data.

Gun crime map of the US 

How bad is gun crime in the US? The latest data from the FBI's uniform crime reports provides a fascinating picture of the use of firearms in crimes across America.

Barack Obama is under pressure to tighten gun laws after following the disclosure by police that the Newtown gunman used a semi-automatic assault rifle equipped with "numerous" high-capacity magazines holding hundreds of bullets to carry out his massacre of young children.


For the rest of the story: http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2011/jan/10/gun-crime-us-state

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