Firearms deaths

We are all horrified by the senseless murders at Virginia Tech at Blacksburg, VA. 

Historically, homicide has been the second leading cause of death among the young people of college agent following unintentional injuries.

Deaths from firearms among 18-22 year olds:

Year Deaths Rate
1999 2,442 12.54
2000 2,482 12.52
2001 2,614 12.82
2002 2,658 12.89
2003 2,694 13.01
2004 2,477 11.95

The CDC provides public use databases for fatal injuries and leading causes of death.

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