Monterey, Madera, and San Francisco Counties Have California’s Highest Youth Homicide Victimization Rates

Monterey County has the highest homicide victimization rate for Californians ages 10 to 24, followed by Madera County, San Francisco County, Alameda County, and Merced County, a new study by the VPC finds. The study ranks California’s counties by their homicide victimization rates for young people 10 to 24 years old. More>>

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More than 1,600 Women Murdered by Men in One Year, New Study Finds

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data. In 2013, South Carolina had the highest rate of women murdered by men, followed by Alaska, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada. More>>


Concealed Carry Permit Holders Threaten Public Safety, VPC Research Shows

State laws allowing private citizens to carry concealed handguns in public have done little to keep us safer and instead expose the public to more danger, ongoing research from the VPC finds. Since 2007, the VPC has identified at least 579 fatal, non-self defense incidents involving concealed carry permit holders nationwide, a number that likely represents a fraction of the actual total. More>>