Mayor Michael Bloomberg: 2.3% of NYC teens carrying guns, less than national average

Out of every major city in the U.S., New York has the lowest percentage of teenagers carrying guns. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that 2.3

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says only 2.3 percent of teens in New York City are carrying guns, which is less than half the national average of 5.1 percent.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says only 2.3 percent of teens in New York City are carrying guns, which is less than half the national average of 5.1 percent. (4/5/13)

THE BRONX - Out of every major city in the U.S., New York has the lowest percentage of teenagers carrying guns.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that 2.3 percent of teens are armed, compared to the national average of 5.1 percent. He credited the NYPD and its stop-and-frisk program.

The numbers are the result of a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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