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Schroeder, Matt. 2014 ‘Percentage of Violence Involving a Firearm in the United States, by Type of Crime, 1993 - 2011.’ Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns; Chapter 8 (Table 8.2), p. 251. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press and the Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 16 June

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Armed Violence in the United States

Table 8.2: Percentage of violence involving a firearm in the United States, by type of crime, 1993–2011

Year: Homicide (%) - Non Fatal Violence (%) (a)

2011(c): 69.6 - 8.0
2010: 68.1 - 8.4
2009: 68.4 - 7.2
2008: 68.3 - 5.8
2007: 68.8 - 8.1
2006: 68.9 - 7.3
2005: 68.2 - 7.2
2004: 67.0 - 6.8
2003: 67.2 - 6.1
2002: 67.1 - 7.3
2001(b): 55.9 - 7.5
2000: 64.4 - 7.2
1999: 64.1 - 6.0
1998: 65.9 - 7.0
1997: 68.0 - 7.6
1996: 68.0 - 7.8
1995: 69.0 - 7.8
1994: 71.4 - 9.2
1993: 71.2 - 9.1

Notes: For standard errors, see Planty and Truman (2013, appendix table 4).

(a) Non-fatal violence includes rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault. A small percentage of rape and sexual assaults involved firearms but is not shown in the table due to small sample sizes.
(b) The estimated number of homicides that occurred as a result of the events of 11 September 2001 is included in the total number of homicides.
(c) Figures for 2011 are based on preliminary homicide estimates.

Source Cited:
Planty, Michael and Jennifer Truman. 2013. 'Firearm Violence, 1993–2011.' Special Report. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics, United States Department of Justice. May.
http://nssf.org/share/PDF/USDOJ_FirearmViolence1993-2011.pdf

[Editor's note: Original sources for this data are: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993–2011, and; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS), 1993–2010. Retrieved March 2013 from www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars]

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