Hispanic Victims of Lethal Firearms Violence in the United States (2023)

Dec 06, 2023 | by
  • Description

In 2001, the United States experienced a historic demographic change. For the first time, Hispanics became the largest minority group in the nation, exceeding the number of Black residents. With a population in 2020 of 62.1 million, Hispanics represent 18.7 percent of the total population of the United States.

This study is intended to report on Hispanic homicide victimization and suicide in the United States, the role of firearms in homicide and suicide, and overall gun death figures. Recognizing this demographic landscape, the importance of documenting such victimization is clear. Indeed, studies have found that Hispanic individuals are more likely to die by firearm homicide compared to white, non-Hispanic individuals.