“Demonstrators flooded streets across the globe in public protests on Saturday, calling for action against gun violence. Hundreds of thousands of marchers turned out, in the most ambitious show of force yet from a student-driven movement that emerged after the recent massacre at a South Florida high school.
“At the main event in Washington, survivors of mass shootings, including the one in Florida, rallied a whooping crowd — Welcome to the revolution,’ said one of the student organizers — and spoke of communities that are disproportionately affected by gun violence. ‘It is normal to see flowers honoring the lives of black and brown youth that have lost their lives to a bullet,’ Edna Chavez, 17, said of her South Los Angeles neighborhood.” – New York Times/ Tim Chaffee (3/24-25/18) Please see Carbuncle Moon post: 2/15/18
Some of the following data was posted on Carbuncle Moon, 6/21/16 and 10/2/15...
Numbers of deaths in Conflict Zones and U.S. Wars, and Gun Deaths in the U.S. are following:
Total Deaths of Human Beings in Northern Ireland Conflict 1969-present:
Catholic: 1690 Protestant: 894 British Security Forces: 1039 ("Lost Lives" McKittrick, Kelters, Feeney, Thorton)/ all fatalities: 3,568 (London Guardian)
Total Deaths of Human Beings in Israeli-Arab Conflict 1920-present (2016):
Israeli: 24,969 Arab: 91,105 (Jewish Virtual Library)
(1948 to present) Arab: 91,105 Israeli: 24,293/South Lebanese Militia: 1,050 (Wikipedia)
Total deaths of Human Beings in Syrian Civil War 3/20/11 to 8/2015:
Children: 11,493 (Christian Post) Civilians: 85,404 (The Atlantic) Approximate total deaths: 330,000 (8/5/15 Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)/ 149,016 to 350,760 (8/17/15 Wikipedia/United Nations)
Total Deaths of Human Beings from all U.S. Wars:
All fatalities: 1,171,177 (Congressional Research Center/research done by Mark Shields)
Total Deaths of Human Beings resulting from Firearms in the United States from 1968:
All fatalities: 1,384,171 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/research done by Mark Shields)
added: 7/3/16 (latest available info at that time)
murder and non-negligent manslaughter in U.S. 2012: 14,827 - FBI Uniform Crime Report/World Almanac 2015
Murders U.K. 2012: 550 - Citizens Report
Homicide Offences Ireland 2012: 79 - An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimn/Central Statistics Office
China 2010: 13,410 - nso/undata
Vietnam 2008: 1,346 - who/undata
Zimbabwe 2008: 1,775 - who/undata
Canada 2010: 554 - nso/undata
Ethiopia 2008: 20,239 - who/undata
Albania 2010: 127 - CTS/Transmoree/undata
Japan 2009: 506 - CTS/undata
Russian Federation 2010: 14,574 - CTS/undata
Botswana 2009: 287 - CTS/undata
Columbia 2010: 15,459 -NSO/undata
Mexico 2010: 25,757 - NSO/undata
Israel 2011: 159 - CTS/NSO/undata
Pakistan 2011: 13,860 - NSO/undata
Costa Rica 2010 : 527 - CTS/Ministry of Justice/undata
Congo 2008: 1,180 - who/undata
Turkey 2008: 2,320 - CTS/undata
Bangladesh 2010: 3,988 - National Police/undata
Added (7/14/16): Four of the countries on the world's top ten homicide list (World Post) are in Central America. Mexico is in North America and not in the top ten. Please see blogs Carbuncle Moon 7/15/14 and 8/27/15.
(Posted first on 10/2/18):
“Blacks are shot and killed by police at 2.5 times the rate of whites..."
"... as of July 9 (2016), whites were 54 percent of the 440 police shooting victims this year whose race was known, blacks were 28 percent, and Hispanics were 18 percent."
- Washington Post
Please see July 23rd (2016) blog on Carbuncle Moon: "some stuff about violent crime in the U.S.”
3/27/18: There were 134 deaths -- 64 murders by gunfire -- of police officers in 2017.
– Officer Down Memorial Page
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