CDC: U.S. shooting homicides hit a new high in nearly 30 years, the highest rate of African-American victims

  Overseas Network, October 7th. The latest report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the 6th shows that from 2020 to 2021, the number of gun homicides and gun suicides in the United States has increased by more than 8%, reaching 8%. a new high since the early 1990s.

Among them, African-Americans have the highest gun death rate at all ages.

  According to the National Broadcasting Corporation of the United States on the 7th, according to the report, gun homicides in the United States in 2021 will reach the highest level since 1993, and gun suicides will reach the highest level since 1990.

Among all homicides, the proportion of firearm-related cases rose to 81 percent, the highest rate in more than 50 years.

  The report's lead author, Thomas Simon, deputy director of the CDC's Violence Prevention Division, said that from 2019 to 2020, the gun homicide rate in the United States increased by 35% year-on-year, the highest in more than 25 years.

The CDC had hoped the number would flatten or fall, but instead, the U.S. gun homicide rate continues to climb in 2021, as does the suicide rate.

  At the same time, the gun fatality gap between different ethnic groups continues to widen.

Compared with white men of the same age, young African-American men ages 10 to 24 have a particularly high rate of gun-related death rates, roughly 20 times higher in 2020 and 25 times higher in 2021.

  There are multiple underlying factors behind the spike in gun killings.

Simon believes that the American people have faced economic pressure, unemployment and housing instability in recent years, and the service and education systems have been disrupted to varying degrees. greater impact.

  Simon said, “The United States has long had systemic inequities — housing, education, employment and structural racism that have created inequities across races, and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even worse.” (Overseas Net Yang Jia)