young and armed  the scourge of teen gun violence

Interactive: Guns and deadly streets

Police seize a virtual arsenal off the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul every year. From 2007 through 2012, Minneapolis and St. Paul police seized more than 8,000 handguns, rifles, shotguns and other firearms — more than four a day. Neighborhoods with abundant illegal guns are also the most likely places for young people to be shot to death.

Youth homicide (2001-12)
1 - 2 gun seizures
3 - 8
9 - 26
27 - 90

Source: Minneapolis Police Department, St. Paul Police Department and Minnesota Department of Health

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