Report: More than 3,000 Hispanics killed each year by gun violence

Report: More than 3,000 Hispanics killed each year by gun violence
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A new report finds Hispanics are more likely to be killed with guns than white people.

According to the Violence Policy Center, 50,456 Hispanics were shot and killed in the United States over a 15-year period ending in 2014, the most recent year for which data is available.

That year alone 3,010 Hispanic people were shot to death, the study found, and the homicide rate was 4.69 out of every 100,000 people.

By contrast, the homicide rate for white people was only 2.41 out of every 100,000, the study noted. 

“The lethal toll of gun violence on Hispanics, especially young Hispanics, is clear,” said Josh Sugarmann, executive director of the Violence Policy Center.