It’s Official: Heroin is Deadlier Than Bullets

It looks like our nation has found a “bullet” deadlier than the traditional calibers. As of 2015, heroin is killing more people than guns. This shift in statistics has happened rather quickly. In 2007, gun homicides outnumbered heroin deaths 5 to 1. By last year, heroin deaths crept past gun homicide numbers. In 2015, there…

Recent statistics show the very deadly impact of heroin abuse in the U.S.

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    It looks like our nation has found a “bullet” deadlier than the traditional calibers. As of 2015, heroin is killing more people than guns. This shift in statistics has happened rather quickly. In 2007, gun homicides outnumbered heroin deaths 5 to 1. By last year, heroin deaths crept past gun homicide numbers. In 2015, there…

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