Map of gun deaths across the U.S. shows cities have lower rates than rural counties
Summary: A new study analyzed data from 1999 to 2016 to compare gun death rates in rural and urban areas of the United States. The results showed that gun death rates are higher in rural areas compared to cities. Suicide by gun was more common in rural areas, while homicide by gun was more common in urban areas. The researchers suggest that gun violence prevention policies should be tailored to address the different patterns of gun violence in rural and urban areas. This may include measures to address suicide risk factors in rural areas, such as limited access to mental health care. The study highlights the importance of understanding the complex factors that contribute to gun violence in different parts of the country. To read the full article, click here. For more information on gun violence, click here.