Monterey County Ranks #1 for Youth Homicide Victimization in California
Monterey County has the highest homicide victimization rate for Californians ages 10 to 24, followed by San Francisco County, San Joaquin County, Alameda County, and Stanislaus County, a new annual study released today by the VPC finds.
VPC Releases Annual Report on Women Murdered by Men to Mark Landmark Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act
More than 1,700 women were murdered by men in the United States in 2012, and more than 90 percent were killed by someone they knew according to a new VPC report.
States with Weak Gun Laws and Higher Gun Ownership Lead Nation in Gun Deaths States with weak gun violence prevention laws and higher rates of gun ownership have the highest overall gun death rates in the nation, according to a VPC analysis of new data from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. More>>
Murder Rate for Hispanics Is More than Double the Murder Rate for Whites The homicide victimization rate for Hispanics is more than twice as high as the murder rate for whites, according to a new VPC study on Hispanic victims of lethal firearms violence in the United States.
Mass Shootings in the United States Involving High-Capacity Ammunition