Murders with a gun SOARED by 35% in 2020 to their highest level in 25 years, new CDC report reveals


Gun murders skyrocketed in the US in 2020 and reached their highest rate since 1994, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.

The US racked up 19,350 firearm homicides in 2020, as calls to defund the police were sweeping the nation, marking a nearly 35 percent increase from 2019, the CDC said in a report on Tuesday.

The national also recorded 24,245 gun suicides, an annual increase of 1.5 percent but in line with recent trends, and the surge in gun deaths was…



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