California Women Murdered by Men Almost Always Know Their Killer, Most Common Weapon is a Gun

California females murdered by males almost always know their killer and the most common weapon used is a gun, according to the new VPC report When Men Murder Women: California. In 2018, 192 females were killed by males in the state and 88 percent of the victims knew their killer. More>>

States with Lower Gun Ownership and Strong Gun Laws Have Lowest Suicide Rates

States with lower rates of gun ownership and strong gun violence prevention laws have the lowest overall suicide rates in the nation according to a new VPC analysis of 2018 data from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Conversely, states with the highest suicide rates are dominated by states with high gun ownership rates and weak gun violence prevention laws. More>>

Nearly Eleven Murder-Suicides Occur Across America Each Week, Claiming More Than 1,200 Lives Annually, New VPC Study Finds

More than 1,200 people died in murder-suicides in America in 2019 and 89 percent of the killers used a gun, according to a comprehensive new study by the VPC. The study’s release comes as concerns grow across the nation about the possibility of murder-suicides related to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders. More>>