Global Gun Violence Roundup

6 countries in the Western Hemisphere account for half of global firearm deaths, according to research covering 1990-2016, published this week in JAMA.

Brazil—with 43,200 deaths—topped the list for firearm-related deaths in 2016, followed by the US, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala.

To round up the results, University of Washington researchers standardized data across nations with wide-ranging methods of tracking gun deaths. Not all mass shootings were included; those categorized by governments as terrorism, like the 2015 attacks on Tennessee military installations, were left out of the study; those deemed homicides, like the Pulse shooting in Orlando, were included.

US News & World Report

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