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Nation IN BRIEF : NATIONWIDE : Homicides of Black Teen-Agers Up 38%

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Gun-related homicides of black teen-agers jumped 38% in 1988, and blacks were 11 times as likely as white teen-agers to die by gunfire, according to a new government report. Some of the data was released by the office of Health Secretary Louis W. Sullivan. The report says that 20% of all teen-ager deaths involve firearms and that 1988 was the first year in which more male teen-agers died from gunfire than from all natural causes.


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