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Table 2 Prevalence and extent of community environment experiences of violence by respondents’ age, race/ethnicity, gender, and firearm ownership (n = 2870)

From: Experiences of violence in daily life among adults in California: a population-representative survey

Respondent characteristic These days…how much of a problem are gunshots and shootings in your neighborhood?
Weighted row % (95% CI)
In an average week…how many sidewalk memorials did you see at places where people died from violence?
Weighted row % (95% CI)
Not a problem Small problem Big problem 0 1  ≥ 2
Age
18–29 62.1 (53.7–69.8) 21.5 (15.5–29.1) 7.9 (4.4–13.7) 49.8 (41.5–58.2) 17.0 (11.7–24.1) 27.4 (20.6–35.4)
30–44 52.4 (46.6–58.2) 25.8 (21.0–31.4) 10.1 (6.9–14.4) 47.4 (41.7–53.2) 20.2 (15.8–25.4) 26.4 (21.5–31.8)
45–59 61.2 (56.0–66.1) 22.8 (18.6–27.5) 7.3 (4.9–10.8) 51.5 (46.2–56.6) 19.7 (15.9–24.2) 24.3 (20.3–28.7)
60 +  74.3 (70.8–77.5) 14.0 (11.7–16.5) 4.2 (2.6–6.7) 61.7 (58.0–65.2) 16.9 (14.4–19.8) 19.8 (16.9–23.1)
Race/ethnicity
White 72.3 (68.8–75.6) 16.2 (13.6–19.1) 3.7 (2.3–5.8) 61.8 (58.1–65.4) 16.3 (13.9–19.0) 19.7 (16.7–23.1)
Black 60.4 (48.2–71.5) 18.4 (10.8–29.6) 12.8 (6.0–25.2) 38.5 (27.4–51.0) 24.3 (15.3–36.3) 30.7 (21.3–42.1)
Asian-American 66.1 (57.3–73.9) 18.6 (12.6–26.5) 7.2 (3.7–13.6) 58.9 (50.3–67.0) 22.3 (16.0–30.3) 15.2 (10.1–22.3)
Multiracial or other 75.9 (59.0–87.3) 9.5 (3.9–21.5) 7.3 (1.4–30.1) 62.4 (45.7–76.6) 12.0 (5.6–24.1) 25.6 (14.0–42.1)
Latinx 47.6 (42.7–52.6) 29.5 (25.0–34.4) 11.0 (8.3–14.6) 40.8 (36.1–45.7) 19.7 (15.8–24.2) 32.1 (27.7–36.9)
Gender
Male 61.1 (57.0–65.1) 23.4 (20.0–27.2) 7.2 (5.2–10.0) 54.2 (50.0–58.2) 17.9 (14.9–21.2) 23.2 (19.9–26.9)
Female 63.4 (59.6–67.0) 18.9 (16.1–22.2) 7.5 (5.6–10.0) 51.6 (47.7–55.4) 19.4 (16.5–22.7) 25.1 (21.9–28.6)
Household firearm ownership
Non-owner 60.1 (56.8–63.4) 22.0 (19.2–24.9) 8.2 (6.4–10.4) 51.2 (47.9–54.5) 19.2 (16.7–22.0) 25.3 (22.5–28.4)
Firearm owner 71.6 (64.7–77.6) 19.0 (14.0–25.2) 3.3 (1.2–8.7) 60.4 (53.5–66.9) 15.7 (11.6–20.8) 20.2 (15.0–26.6)
Non-owner living with owner 64.4 (54.4–73.3) 18.1 (11.9–26.4) 10.8 (5.4–20.5) 54.5 (44.7–63.9) 19.0 (12.6–27.5) 26.2 (18.8–35.4)
  1. Refusals and “don’t know” responses are not shown. See “Methods” in supplement for exact text of questions