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C.D.C. Says Gun Death Rate Rose for Second Consecutive Year in 2016

For Immediate Release: November 4, 2017

Contact: Craig M. Sandberg, 833.726.3237,

Atlanta, GA – According to a report released on Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics said that the rate of gun deaths in the United States rose in 2016 to about 12 per 100,000 people. That was up from a rate of about 11 for every 100,000 people in 2015, and it reflected the second consecutive year that the mortality rate in that category rose in the United States.

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