More than 1,200 Americans Die in Murder-Suicides Each Year, VPC Study Finds

More than 1,200 people died in murder-suicides in America in 2014 and 93 percent of the killers used a gun, according to a comprehensive new study by the VPC. The study, released to mark the end of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, found that 72 percent of murder-suicides were committed by an intimate partner. 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>>