The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that the number of firearm homicides in the United States increased for the first time in years in 2018, despite the federal government’s attempts to curb the trend.
Gun violence in the U.L.A. is the deadliest of the 50 U.N. countries, and the city of Los Angeles has a population of almost 13 million people.
The report from the CDC and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) found that 2,054 people were shot and 1,071 were killed in 2017.
That’s up from 2,045 and 1:46 in 2016, the year the CDC first published its data.
The city recorded its second-highest homicide rate in a decade, with 574 homicides in 2018.
The last time the city recorded more than 50 homicides in a year was in 2013.
More than 3,000 people were injured, including 672 people who died.
That represented a 12% increase from 2016.
The CDC report was released just days after President Donald Trump announced a new gun control bill that would ban most firearms from people with mental health issues, impose new gun safety requirements and increase penalties for those convicted of felonies for possession or sales of guns.