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Friday, 31 July 2020 12:47

STATEMENT: 2019-20 crime stats - Guns leading cause murder, reducing gun availability key to curing violent crime epidemic

The latest national crime statistics show that murder rates have again increased with almost half of all murders for which the weapon is known being from gunshots: 45% of murders were firearm-related, followed by knife wounds at 28%. This is scandalous. Guns, unlike knives, are controlled by laws, regulations and protocols. But poor implementation as a result of weak enforcement and lack of compliance has facilitated the increasing availability of guns. And, as research globally and nationally has proven time and again, gun availability tracks gun violence.”


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