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Period was lower. In all these cases of 18 and under, the rate more than doubled by 1993. The pattern for the ages above 24 generally declines after 1975. 9, which depicts for each age the ratio of the age-specific arrest rate for murder to the rates that prevailed in 1985. 0) represent an increase in the rates, and points below that line represent a decrease. The upper graph portrays the ratio reached in the peak year, 1993, and the lower graph portrays the degree to which the ratio had declined by 1998.
The cost of gun violence to the groups and individuals most directly affected cannot adequately be captured in ﬁnancial terms. As recently as 1994, the year after the homicide rate reached its peak in the United States, more than one-half (53 percent) of all deaths among black males ages 15 to 24, and 12 percent of all deaths among white males of this same age, resulted from firearm homicide alone (Singh, Kochanek, and MacDorman 1996). Of homicides among women, 51 percent involved a ﬁrearm, and 34 percent were committed by a spouse or intimate partner; “more than twice as many women were shot and killed by their husband or intimate acquaintance than were murdered by strangers using guns, knives, or any other means” (p.
24. This is partly a result of the fact that, as the population size approximately halves between groups, the number of cities approximately doubles, thereby keeping the number of homicides roughly stable. 25. Some cities, including Chicago and Houston, were not included here because their reporting to the SHR was sporadic, and I did not want to attribute these ﬂuctuations in reporting to changes in the homicide patterns being observed. DISAGGREGATING THE VIOLENCE TRENDS 43 References Anderson, David C.