Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 4th, 1998
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the firearm death rate in the United States was 14.24 per 100,000, a figure that includes accidents, suicides and homicides, the highest of any of the nations in the study.
Japan had the lowest rate, with 0.05 deaths per 100,000 population.
The United States also had the highest proportion of firearm-related suicides and was among the countries with the highest proportion of homicides caused by firearms.
The United States had...
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