How many gunshot deaths occur each year in the US?
Every year just over 30,000 people die in the US from gunshot wounds. Every two years more US citizens are killed by gunshot wounds than were lost in the entire Vietnam war.
Lets look at this another way. With a population of 310 million and an annual death rate of 8.3/1000 , we can calculate that 2,573,000 people die in the US each year.
Of which 30,000 die of Gun Shot - so if you live in the US you have a 1.166% chance that you will die of Gun Shot wound. The rate of gunshot deaths is about 8 times that of economically comparable nations.
Approximately 8,000 homicides annually occur with gunshot wounds. About 16,000 commit suicide with handguns. Nearly 1,000 die in gun related accidents each year. The number of persons shot by police is slightly elusive.
Gun deaths, in Canada have been dropping steadily for the past 20 years. As of 2010 170 people in Canada died because of guns. In 1991, when Canada introduced stricter gun laws, the homicide by gun rate was 271. According to Stats Canada the deaths break down this way: Rifles or shotguns: 23% (36% in 1999) Handguns: 64% Prohibited firearms: 12% 2nd Answer: Unfortunately, death by firearms in Canada has taken a leap upward in…
In the UK its about 300, but as a whole in the world, there aren't many deaths, especially in comparison to other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco. To add to this, keep in mind that ECSTASY RELATED DEATHS is very, very, very different to ECSTASY INDUCED DEATHS. Ie, some idiot might decide to drive a bunch of friends home after a big night out, he'll have 5 pople in the car including himself and…