Why are there so many dead white people in the US?

The death of more than two dozen white people a week is on the rise.

More than half of those deaths are in cities with large populations of white people, including Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee.

The trend, in which whites have been disproportionately affected by a wave of gun violence, is expected to reach historic highs this year.

The spike in white deaths coincides with a broader trend in which white deaths have soared.

A study released this week found that whites in America now account for 42 percent of all gun deaths.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday, noting that whites make up nearly one-fifth of all deaths from gun violence.

The study found that the number of white gun deaths increased by nearly 25 percent between 2014 and 2015, and is now on pace to surpass the number in 1980.

The numbers are likely to rise even higher next year.

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