Data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control indicate that deaths caused by cars, which have been in long-term decline thanks to improved technology, stricter laws, and fewer young people driving, are on track to be surpassed by gun-related deaths.

“The Centre for American Progress first spotted last February that the lines would intersect. Now, on its reading, new data to the end of 2012 support the view that guns will surpass cars this year as the leading killer of under 25s. Bloomberg Government has gone further. Its compilation of the CDC data in December concluded that guns would be deadlier for all age groups.”

Read more at The Economist.