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American Roulette

The Untold Story of Murder-Suicide in the United States

Table of Contents


Trends Identified From the Study


Appendix: Murder-Suicides by State


This is the full text of the April 2002 Violence Policy Center study American Roulette: The Untold Story of Murder-Suicide in the United States, with the exception of the news clips of murder-suicide incidents. For information on how to order a hard copy of this study, including the news clips, please return to the publications page.

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 All contents � 2002 Violence Policy Center


The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and explores new ways to decrease firearm-related death and injury.