The 411 on Gun Violence and African-Americans

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

African-Americans and Gun Deaths

A recent CDC report found that gun deaths are the number-one form of homicide in the U.S. and that African-Americans are eight times more likely to die from gunshot wounds compared to whites. A whopping 62 percent of African-Americans are worried about gun violence, according to a 2013 Kaiser Family Foundation survey

 (Photo: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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