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United Kingdom

31 January 2008

BBC News

During 2007, nine young people lost their lives in shootings, including the killing of 11-year-old Rhys Jones in Liverpool. According to Home Office figures, there were 59 firearms-related homicides in 2006-07 compared with 49 in the previous year. That is an increase of 18% in just one year. There were 507 serious injuries from firearms — more than one incident a day. But at the same time, the trend in gun crime overall has been going down. Overall firearms... (GunPolicy.org)

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