Honduras: 81% of homicides involve firearms

Firearms were used in 81% of homicides in Honduras during 2009, according to the Observatory on Violence, part of the Autonomous University of Honduras. This is from a total of 5,265 reported homicides that year in Honduras, a country with a population of 7 million. 93% of the victims were men, most of them between the ages of 15 and 44. Both homicide and suicide rates increased in 2009 with guns suicides increasing by 38%. Read more here.