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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:41 PM

Gun violence in America: How many years of life have been lost?

Thousands have been killed by gun violence in the US - but what does that mean? Periscopic have taken FBI crime report data detailing every gun murder in 2010 (and worked with Jerome Cukier, who had also produced this with the same data) - and then combined the numbers with WHO demographic statistics to work out the impact in years lost by looking at the "age distribution of US deaths, paired with a likely cause of death at that age". See what a year of gun violence looks like - and click the buttons at the bottom to see the data by age, race, gender and gun type

animated graphic at link

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2013/feb/04/us-gun-violence-deaths-years-lost-periscopic

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Reply Gun violence in America: How many years of life have been lost? (Original post)
n2doc Feb 2013 OP
ellisonz Feb 2013 #1
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #2
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #3
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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 05:55 PM

1. Every gunner in America ought to have to watch that until they drop the schtick.

I thought the most interesting one was the ethnic breakdown. We are often told that the vast majority of gun homicide victims are non-white gang members, but the numbers tell a different story, although it's disproportionate, 41% of people murdered with a gun were white. Furthermore, it's too bad they didn't cross reference that statistic with gender, I'm betting that the number of white women killed was not disproportionately underrepresented like white men. The most prevalent form of gun murder in white suburban-rural America is that which occurs as a result of domestic violence. Moreover, looking at gun deaths in general (not just murders), we know that the number of suicides by gun in suburban-rural America by white-males is disproportionate. The urban core might be the heart of gang murders with guns, but the suburbs-rural areas are where the soul of gun murders/deaths are: domestic homicide and suicide (suicide is an act of self-murder - it is almost always rooted in domestic issues). I would conclude by noting that accidental shooting deaths are also most likely disproportionate to the white suburban and rural areas.

Why does suburban-rural white-America think they are exempt from gun violence or that it doesn't matter if people have guns because "good people" with guns are immune?

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 06:06 PM

2. K&R

Thanks for posting.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:39 PM

3. K&R

The number of deaths was staggering. However the number of Lost Years was heartbreaking!

I am all for having an digital billboard erected outside the NRA's Headquarters. So they can see the result of madness and their warped interpretation of the second amendment.

It was hard to watch the ticker's count. However, I want to thank you for posting it, n2doc! It needs to be said.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 11:55 PM

4. Kick

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