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Gun Policy News, 27 January 2014

St Kitts & Nevis,United States

27 January 2014

SKN Vibes, Media release

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - The Electronic Tracing System (eTrace), utilized by the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force since September 2012, has proven quite useful and has led to a number of arrests at home and abroad. A recent report indicated that eighteen illegal firearms seized by security forces in 2013, have been traced using the database accessed by law enforcement in more than 30 countries outside of the United States. The system helps to determine a... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

27 January 2014

USA Today

Almost one child or teen an hour is injured by a firearm seriously enough to require hospitalization, a new analysis finds. Six percent of the 7,391 hospitalizations analyzed in 2009 resulted in a death, says the study in February's Pediatrics, released Monday. The damage caused by gun-related injuries rarely gets the same attention as fatalities, "but that every day, 20 of our children are hospitalized for firearms injury, often suffering severe and costly injuries,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Brazil

27 January 2014

Jornal do Brazil

[Translated summary: The homicide rate in São Paulo fell in 2013 to 10.49 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Police seized 18,844 weapons from the street in 2013.] O estado de São Paulo teve em 2013 a segunda menor taxa de homicídios dolosos desde 2001, quando teve início a atual série histórica. O indicador de criminalidade caiu 8,2% no ano passado, com 4.439 casos. A taxa de homicídios, principal indicador internacional de criminalidade, foi de 10,49 casos para... (GunPolicy.org)

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