Nearly 2,000 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New VPC Study Finds

Nearly 2,000 women were murdered by men in 2017 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the most recent edition of the VPC study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2017 Homicide Data. Each year the VPC releases this report in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. More>>

States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Suicide

States with higher rates of gun ownership and weak gun violence prevention laws have the highest overall suicide rates in the nation, while states with lower gun ownership rates and strong gun laws have the lowest suicide rates, according to a VPC analysis of 2017 data (the most recent year available) from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. More>>

New Data Shows One in Five Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the Line of Duty in 2016 and 2017 Were Felled by an Assault Weapon

One in five law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty in 2016 and 2017 were killed with an assault weapon, according to research by the VPC. The new analysis was released as part of testimony by VPC Legislative Director Kristen Rand before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons. More>>