NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor met with the parents of a 15-year-old Chicago girl killed by a stray bullet, then suggested that places interested in reducing gun violence might want to emulate the Big Apple.
Surveys have found that teenagers are less likely to carry weapons in New York than in any other major U.S. city.
A 2011 survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 2.3 percent of high school students in New York City reported having carried a gun at least once in the past 30 days.
That rate was far below the national average of 5.1 percent.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted the findings after meeting Thursday with the parents of Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed days after performing at President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities.
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