Deaths of Black Young Men by Guns Increase 400% in 20 Years

During the years from 1997 to 2017, the amount of young black men killed by guns increased by four-hundred-and-twenty-eight percent, while the amount of young white men killed by guns increased by one-hundred-and-two percent.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A new report from Fundação Abrinq and the Brazilian Ministry of Health shows a shocking increase in the number of deaths of young black Brazilian men caused by firearms over the last two decades. By 2017, eighty percent of all young men killed by firearms were black.

The study also demonstrates regional discrepancies. In the Northeastern state of Ceará, by 2017 over ninety percent of young people killed by firearms were black, while in Rio de Janeiro, the proportion was split at seventy-eight percent of victims being black and . . .

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