Thursday, June 02, 2011

On The Latest Arizona Shootings

A man killed five people and gravely wounded at least one additional person:
The shooting spree "stemmed from a divorce situation," Yuma Police Chief Jerry Geier said. He declined to give details.
Police identified the shooter as Carey Hal Dyess, 73, of Yuma. Dyess shot six people, killing five and gravely wounding another, before he killed himself, Yuma community relations director Greg Hyland said.
There are several questions this horrible event elicits, having to do with intimate partner violence, access to guns and so on. But it also links to something I think I may have noticed recently: Murders or killings carried out by men in this particular age group seem to be growing more common.

This may be a misconception. Does anyone here know what the statistics of homicide are by the age of the perpetrator?