Black Homicide Victimization Archives

More than 85 percent of black homicide victims killed with guns, study finds

May 20, 2021

Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study found that 86 percent of Black homicide victims nationwide were killed with guns. Of these, two-thirds were killed with a handgun. In addition to national data,… [Read More]

Wisconsin ranked #2 for Black homicide victimization

June 6, 2019

91 percent of Black homicide victims in Wisconsin were killed with guns Wisconsin has the second-highest Black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 37.57 per 100,000—nearly twice the national Black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide— according to a new analysis by the Violence… [Read More]