Guns are now the leading cause of death among children » WDET 101.9 FM

Sasha Rayyn

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According to a study by the University of Michigan, more children in the United States now die from gun-related injuries than from car accidents. Researchers found that deaths from suicide, homicide and accidental shootings increased by 30% between 2019 and 2020. Car accidents had been the leading cause of death among young people since the 1950s. Drug-related deaths have increased 80% over the same one-year period, becoming the third leading cause of death among children. Black men account for 50% of all victims of gun violence in the United States

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  • Sascha Raiyn is an education reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is originally from Detroit and grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.

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