The 411 on Gun Violence and African-Americans

of 86Photo
  • Black Youth Are Vulnerable
  • 42 Percent of Us Know a Victim of Gun Violence
  • Chicago Statistics
  • Why Us?
  • What Can Be Done?
  • What You Need to Know
  • Gun Violence Overall
  • African-Americans and Gun Deaths

Chicago Statistics

Since 2007 in Chicago, more than 270 children and young people have been killed — most of them African-American — making it one of the deadliest cities to live in. In 2012, Chicago led the nation in homicides, beating New York City (despite it having three times as many residents) and Los Angeles, the Chicago Reporter wrote. Also, between the years 2008 to 2012, nearly 50 percent of Chicago’s 2,389 homicide victims were killed before their 25th birthdays.

 (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Photo Galleries