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Why is July Fourth the most violent day of the year?

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Amid the celebrations of American independence comes sobering news from Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox

July Fourth ranks annually as the most violent day of the year, his research shows.

Since 2006, there have been five mass killings (of four or more victims) by gunfire on July 4, according to the Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern University Mass Killings Database, the most extensive data source on the subject. 

Read more at Northeastern Global News

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