ARAPAHOE COUNTY - Almost 700 people in Arapahoe County died from gunshots in the 12 years between the Columbine High and Aurora theater mass shootings.
The vast majority of the deaths were suicides.
Between 2000 and 2011, there were 679 gun deaths in the county, the third highest number in the state behind Denver and El Paso counties. Of those, 498, or 73 percent, were suicides. The rate of all gun deaths was 10.6 per 100,000, slightly below the state average of 11 per 100,000.
Eleven neighborhoods or census tracts had 10 or more deaths by guns during the 12 years. A neighborhood just south of East Colfax Avenue and east of Interstate 25 had the most gun deaths in the county with 15. Another tract, also just south of Colfax near the Denver city limits, had 13 deaths.
Eight of the county's 147 census tracts had no gun deaths during the 12 years.
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