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Michigan ranks third in the country in African-American homicide rate

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan ranks third in the country in African-American homicide rate, according to a new report fromt the Violence Policy Center.

The report uses FBI data from 2013.

The study shows that there were 428 black homicide victims in 2013.

7 percent were under 18 years old, and 2 percent were over 65.

It says 74 percent were killed by someone they knew, and 88 percent of the victims were killed with guns.


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