The 411 on Gun Violence and African-Americans

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  • 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?
  • What You Need to Know
  • Gun Violence Overall

42 Percent of Us Know a Victim of Gun Violence

While 1 in 5 (20 percent) Americans overall know a victim of gun violence, that percentage is higher among African-Americans. Forty-two percent of us know a victim, says a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. That’s more than double the national average. 

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