By Aimee Cunningham, 3:30pm, August 28, 2018:
The United States and Brazil top the list of nations with the most gun deaths
The first global analysis of firearm-related deaths tallies homicides, suicides and accidents
Gun deaths occur worldwide, but a new survey reveals the hot spots for those that occur outside of war zones.
In 2016, firearm-related homicides, suicides and accidental deaths were concentrated in just six countries: the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala. Those nations accounted for about half of the estimated number of gun deaths unrelated to armed conflict.
That’s just one takeaway from the first look at the global impact of interpersonal and self-inflicted gun violence on public health, published online August 28 in JAMA. Here’s the big picture:
Total global gun deaths rose from 1990 to 2016
Worldwide, an estimated 251,000 people died from guns due…
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