Gun suicides outnumber homicides in Pennsylvania

     (<a href=''>weyo</a>/Big Stock Photo)

    (weyo/Big Stock Photo)

    Gunfire takes the lives of nearly 1,400 Pennsylvanians each year. Public attention usually focuses on homicide-related deaths, which is why it may come as a surprise that the majority of gunfire deaths in the state are suicides.

    Public Source’s Jeff Benzing joined Newsworks Tonight’s Dave Heller to give some insight to the data and what some organizations are doing to try and lower those figures.

    You can hear their conversation below.


    Read Benzing’s full story at Public Source.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Help us get to 100% of our membership goal to support the reporters covering our region, the producers bringing you great local programs and the educators who teach all our children.