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CDC study: gun-related homicides drop, suicides on rise

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While the battle over gun control has cooled off, the Centers for Disease Control have released surprising results of a study on gun violence in the country.

The statistics showed that the rate of gun-related homicides in urban areas is down.

However, the use of a firearm to commit suicide is on the rise.

Since 2006, the rate of people committing suicide by using a gun increased in nearly 75 percent of the most populous cities.

In addition, more than 75 percent of large cities showed a decrease in gun-related homicides in that same time span.

Teenagers were particularly affected and had higher firearm homicide rates than any other age group.