Hispanics in California are disproportionately impacted by firearms violence.
From 1999 to 2016, more than 16,600 Hispanics died from guns in the state of California: 12,912 in firearm homicides, 3,402 in firearm suicides, and 319 in unintentional firearm deaths. During this period, nearly three quarters (74 percent) of all Hispanic homicide victims were killed with a firearm.
Funded by the Hope and Heal Fund, a collaborative fund to stop gun violence in California, Lethal Hispanic/Latino Firearm Victimization in California details the disproportionate impact of lethal gun violence on Hispanics/Latinos in California, most notably the 10- to 24-year-old age group. It also presents in-depth interviews with California experts on ways that data collection in the state can be improved, especially in terms of better identifying race and ethnicity and integrating different data sets to improve their utility, to offer a more complete picture of the full impact of gun death and injury on residents and aid violence-prevention efforts.
The study also presents lethal gun violence information for other races/ethnicities in California – white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native – and contains numerous historic tables detailing firearm mortality among these groups.
Lethal Hispanic/Latino Firearm Victimization in California (full study in English, pdf format)
Victimización letal de hispanos/latinos con armas de fuego en California (full study in Spanish, pdf format)
Key Findings and Recommendations (English, pdf)
Key Findings and Recommendations (Spanish, pdf)
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Press Release (English)
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