Homicides Using Guns Up 31 Percent From 2014 to 2016, CDC Finds

Guns were by far the most common weapon used in homicides, the CDC team found

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The number of homicides committed using guns has gone up by nearly a third nationwide in recent years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported.

The CDC found a 31 percent increase in homicides involving firearms from 2014 to 2016. In 2014, 11,008 homicides involved a gun. The number rose to 14,415 by 2016, the CDC team said.

Guns were by far the most common weapon used in homicides, the CDC team found.

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