The United States has the highest death rate

The United States has the highest death rate

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a federal agency of the Department of Public Health, show that the United States has the highest rate of gun deaths in 25 years.

US faces “violence epidemic”

In the context of safety, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of U.S. gun crimes in 2020 was the highest since 1994. In this context, experts pointed out that it is possible that the pandemic to have exacerbated stressors.

During this period, the new data also show that the overall rate of crimes committed with weapons increased by about 35% between 2019 and 2020.

Thus, “the COVID-19 pandemic may have exacerbated existing social and economic stressors that increase the risk of homicide and suicide, especially among certain racial and ethnic communities,” the CDC researchers wrote in their report, according to CNN.

Specifically, in 2020, 79% of all crimes and 53% of all suicides involved firearms.

Data on gun deaths were examined

In the economic and social context, CDC researchers examined data on gun deaths, while analyzing poverty data, and found that during the pandemic, areas in the U.S. with the highest levels of poverty had homicide rates. and shootings 4.5 and 1.3 times higher, respectively, than the areas with the lowest levels of poverty.

In terms of ethics and race, from 2019 to 2020, the overall rate of homicides by shooting rose from 4.6 deaths to 6.1 deaths per 100,000 people, but the increase is not evenly distributed. The largest increases in 2020 were among boys and men of color between the ages of 10 and 44 and Native American or Alaska Native men between the ages of 25 and 44, according to the source.

In their work, FBI data showed a 29.4% increase in homicides between 2019 and 2020, the largest jump ever recorded by the FBI. Figures released by the FBI in 2021 show that 2020 saw the largest increase in homicides in a single year since the agency began pursuing these crimes in the 1960s.