New Report Offers Overview of Lethal Gun Violence in Great Lakes States

A new VPC report released today offers an overview of lethal gun violence in the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The study draws from VPC studies released in 2018 as well as additional research focusing on the region, and offers for each state information on: overall gun death; homicide; suicide; black homicide victimization; females killed by males; and, examples (often with detailed narratives) of non-self defense killings involving concealed handgun permit holders for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018. More>>

More Than 1,300 Non-Self Defense Deaths Involving Concealed Carry Killers Since 2007, Latest Violence Policy Center Research Shows

Innocent victims continue to die at the hands of private citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns, according to ongoing research from the VPC. Details on these fatal incidents can be found on Concealed Carry Killers, an online resource that provides examples of non-self defense killings involving private citizens with permits to carry concealed handguns in public. More>>

Nearly 17,000 Hispanics/Latinos Killed With Guns in California Since 1999, New Study Reports

Nearly 17,000 Hispanics/Latinos were killed with guns in California from 1999 through 2016, according to Lethal Hispanic/Latino Firearm Victimization in California, a comprehensive new study from the VPC which includes recommendations to improve data collection to aid violence prevention efforts in the state. More>>