Gun-related homicides in the U.S. run at approximately 10,000 per year.
It’s a big country, but that was higher than I expected. For comparison, it’s about 40 times the per-capita rate in the UK.
What surprised me more was that annual gun-related suicides are nearly twice that. Which seems like a really big number.
Interestingly, per-capita suicides in the US are only about 10% higher than here. But half of them involve guns.
Apologies for the grim reading, but I thought the numbers were interesting.