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US gun death rate hits 30-year high with female fatalities rising faster than men’s

Firearm-related homicides among Black more than tripled since 2010 and gun suicides have doubled since 2015, study finds

The US gun death rate last year hit its highest mark in nearly 30 years and the rate among women has been growing faster than that of men, according to a new study.

The increase among women – most dramatically, in Black women – is playing a tragic and under-recognized role in a tally that skews overwhelmingly male, researchers said.

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