Homicides most often committed with handguns

According to the November 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Justice entitled “Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008, handgun-involved incidents fell to a low in 2008 but handguns were still most often used to commit homicides.

The percentage of victims killed with a gun increased to 79% at age 17 — and then slowly declined.

Read the full report at http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2221

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