homicide rates Worldwide Gun Deaths Reach 250,000 Yearly; U.S. Ranks High By The Associated Press • Aug 29, 2018 Andy Teo (Flickr) Gun deaths worldwide total about 250,000 yearly and the United States is among just six countries that make up half of those fatalities, a study found. Jacksonville Homicides Reach 117 In 2016 By News4Jax • Dec 23, 2016 JACKSONVILLE — The death of a man found Monday evening in Panama Park brought Jacksonville's homicide total this year to 117, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Gun Homicide Rates Up 31 Percent Since Stand Your Ground By Kate Payne • Dec 7, 2016 Florida’s gun deaths have gone up 31 percent since Stand Your Ground has been on the books. An international research team published the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.