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Gun Violence

Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

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11,101 FATAL AND 467,300 NONFATAL FIREARM VICTIMIZATIONS OCCURRED IN 2011

Firearm Injury and Death from Crime, 1993-97

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FIREARMS ASSAULT INJURIES AND MURDERS FELL BETWEEN 1993 AND 1997

  WASHINGTON, D.C.   The number of gunshot wounds from
any type of crime fell nearly 40 percent during the five-year period
from 1993 through 1997, according to a new comprehensive Justice
Department report.