According to a new research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States, the rate of the gun homicide in the United States has been increased sharply during the novel corona virus pandemic. The firearms had been involved in 79 percent of all the homicides and around 53 percent of all the suicides in the year 2020.
There has also been a historic increase of 35 percent in the firearm homicide rate in the United States, which is resulting in the highest firearm homicide rate in over 25 years against the backdrop of the public health crisis. The rates of the firearm homicide have been consistently higher among the males, adolescents, non-Hispanic African American, young adults and non-Hispanic American Indian and also the native people of Alaska.
Rochelle Walensky, director of US CDC said, this tragic and historic increase in the firearm homicide and the persistently high rates of the firearms suicide has been highlighting the urgent need for action to decrease the injuries and deaths related to the firearms.
The gun death rate of the United States, which is 13 times higher than the other high-income countries and has now made it a global outlier and every years, over 40,000 people of the United States have been killed in the acts of the gun violence and has approximately been 85,000 more have been shot or wounded and this gun violence has now led over 15,000 deaths in the United States so far in 2022.