The Dept of Justice report on homicide, 1980 – 2008

Read it here.  Also, don’t fall for the line that “28.6% of the people under the age of 18 that were murdered were done in by poison, while only 8.1% were killed with guns”.  What Table 2 is saying is that, of the people who were murdered with poison, 28.6% of them were under the age of 18.  Reading further into the report, it becomes clear that handguns are the most popular murder weapon.

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