Table 1

Firearm use (percent) in intentional injury deaths, Los Angeles County, 1990 through 1994, by characteristics of the actor/perpetrator

Suicide victims (n=4595*)Homicide suspects (n=4807†)
*Total number is 4799; 204 cases were missing data on one or more variables.
†Total number is 5369; 562 cases were missing data on one or more variables.
‡Total number is 4153; 654 of the 4807 cases were missing nativity data. Please note that the percentages of the other demographic variables remain relatively stable whether or not nativity is included.
Overall52.669.6
Gender
    Male77.371.4
    Female32.541.1
Age (years)
    0–40.0 0.0
    5–1464.9 0.0
    15–2463.381.3
    25–3450.863.9
    35–4441.854.3
    44–5447.653.4
    55–6458.061.9
    65+57.5 0.0
Ethnicity
    White52.046.2
    Hispanic56.071.5
    Black58.473.2
    Asian/other43.168.4
Nativity
    US born53.372.2‡
    Foreign born51.072.2‡