Mass Murder, Shooting Sprees and Rampage Violence: Research Round
Mass Murder, Shooting Sprees and Rampage Violence: Research Roundup
While FBI statistics show that levels of violent crime in the United States, including murder, have steadily declined since 1991, homicides still claim about 15,000 lives a year. More than half of all murders in a given year are typically committed with guns. As a 2011 United Nations report notes, America has a “relatively high homicide rate compared to other countries with a similar socio-economic level,” but per-capita homicide rates in the Caribbean, Central America and Africa are often much higher and often approach “crisis” levels there.