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Firearm-Related Death Among Teenagers and Young Adults in California (1996)

675 children and teens 19 years of age and younger shot and killed with firearms in California: 511 in firearm homicides; 108 in firearm suicides; 52 in unintentional shootings; and four in firearm deaths of unknown intent.

Rate of firearm-related death among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in California was 6.9 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.1 per 100,000.)

Rate of firearm-related homicide among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in California was 5.2 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 3.7 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related death among children and youth less than 15 years old in California was 1.1 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 1.2 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide among children and youth less than 15 years old in California was 0.8 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 0.7 per 100,000.)

In 1995 firearm-related deaths (1,649) were the leading cause of injury-related death in California among people 24 years of age and younger, outpacing even motor vehicle-related deaths (1,339).

Firearm-related homicide offender rate among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in California was 3.3 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 2.4 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death in Georgia (1996)

Georgia ranked 11th in rate of firearm-related death, with a rate of 16.94 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 12.94 per 100,000.)

Georgia ranked 9th in rate of firearm-related homicide, with a rate of 7.61 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.02 per 100,000.)

• Georgia ranked 21st in rate of firearm-related suicide, with a rate of 8.27 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.29 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death in Hawai‘i (1996)

• Hawai‘i ranked 49th in rate of firearm-related death, with a rate of 4.40 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 12.94 per 100,000.)

• Hawai‘i ranked 44th in rate of firearm-related homicide, with a rate of 1.81 per 100,000. (Nationwide:6.02 per 100,000.)

• Hawai‘i ranked 48th in rate of firearm-related suicide, with a rate of 2.12 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.29 per 100,000.)

• In 1998 there were 24 murder victims in Hawai‘i. Of these, four were killed with handguns and rwo were killed with rifles.

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Firearm Violations at Schools and Firearm-Related Deaths
Among Children and Teens in Colorado (1996)

•During the 1996-97 school year in Colorado, 475 students aged five to 17 (65.2 per 100,000 students) were expelled for Gun Free School Act weapons violations. (Reported figures are expulsions for all weapons, not just firearms.)

• 44 children and teens 19 years of age and younger were shot and killed with firearms in Colorado: 16 in firearm homicides; 23 in firearm suicides; four in unintentional shootings; and one firearms death of unknown intent.

• The rate of firearm-related death among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in Colorado was 4.0 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.1 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in Colorado was 1.5 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 3.7 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related death among children and youth less than 15 years old in Colorado was 2.0 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 1.2 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide among children and youth less than 15 years old in Colorado was 0.7 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 0.7 per 100,000.)

• The firearm-related homicide offender rate among children and teens 19 years of age and younger in Colorado was 2.3 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 2.4 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death in Oklahoma (1996)

• Oklahoma ranked 17th in rate of firearm-related death, with a rate of 15.64 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 12.94 per 100,000.)

• Oklahoma ranked 19th in rate of firearm-related homicide, with a rate of 5.80 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.02 per 100,000.)

• Oklahoma ranked 11th in rate of firearm-related suicide, with a rate of 9.09 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.29 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death in Texas (1996)

• Texas ranked 22nd in rate of firearm-related death, with a rate of 13.64 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 12.94 per 100,000.)

• Texas ranked 18th in rate of firearm-related homicide, with a rate of 5.83 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.02 per 100,000.)

• Texas ranked 29th in rate of firearm-related suicide, with a rate of 7.18 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 6.29 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death in Washington (1996)

• Washington ranked 35th in rate of firearm-related death, with a rate of 10.60 per 100,000. (National rate -- 12.94 per 100,000.)

• Washington ranked 35th in rate of firearm-related homicide, with a rate of 2.89 per 100,000. (National rate -- 6.02 per 100,000.)

• Washington ranked 27th in rate of firearm-related suicide, with a rate of 7.41 per 100,000. (National rate -- 6.29 per 100,000.)

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Firearm-Related Death Among Oregon Kids (1995 figures)

• Number of children and youth in Oregon less than 18 years old killed in firearm-related incidents: 38, including 12 killed in homicides; 17 in suicides; seven in unintentional shootings; and two in firearm deaths of unknown intent.

• Rate of overall firearm-related death for children and youth less than 18 years old was 4.8 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 4.4 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide for children and youth less than 18 years old was 1.5 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 2.6 per 100,000.)

• Rate of overall firearm-related death for children and youth less than 15 years old was 1.7 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 1.5 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide among children and youth less than 15 years old was 0.8 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 0.8 per 100,000.)

• Rate of firearm-related homicide committed by offenders less than 18 years old was 0.9 per 100,000. (Nationwide: 1.8 per 100,000.)

This information is quoted from The Violence Policy Center at www.vpc.org

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