Gun Homicides Made Up Record High Share of Murders in 2016, Analysis of FBI Data Shows

The Trace, 9.25.17

A greater percentage of homicides were carried out with a gun in 2016 than in any year since the Federal Bureau of Investigation began keeping records, an analysis of new data from the agency shows...

A total of 17,250 people were murdered in the United States in 2016, according to the FBI’s annual crime report. 

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