Guns And Mental Illness Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"About 60% of Americans who die from guns die by suicide."

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"Nearly 45,000 Americans killed themselves in 2016. More than half of these deaths involved a gun."

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"Approximately 90% of suicides are associated with mental illness."

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"States with higher levels of gun ownership have 3.6 times higher rates of firearm assaults."

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"Access to firearms increases the risk of suicide by two to five times."

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"There is a 22% decrease in firearm suicides for every 10% decrease in gun ownership."

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"60% of people in America with mental illness did not receive mental health services in the previous year."

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"3% of violent crimes can be attributed to individuals living with a serious mental illness."

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"Mentally ill people are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators, of violence."

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"Gun suicides are concentrated in states with high rates of gun ownership."

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"People with a mental illness diagnosis are about 16 times more likely than those without to be killed by police."

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"Among suicide victims who had a known mental health condition, 38% died by firearm."

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"29.7% of people with depression have access to a firearm at home."

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"Firearm suicides account for 51% of all suicides in America."

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"Of the 33,000 gun deaths in the United States each year, two-thirds are suicides."

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