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Weekend Reads | What ‘Heat Maps’ Can Tell Us About Gun Violence

by Kevin Schofield


Content Note: This article discusses both homicide and suicide by firearm.

This weekend’s read is a newly published deep dive into the statistics on firearm-related fatalities in the United States, by a group of pediatric medical researchers led by Emory University. The researchers used data on firearm death incidents collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from 1990 to 2021, to look at “trends and disparities.” What makes their report interesting is how they chose to visualize the data — and what that visualization brings to the forefront.

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