Tag: gun violence

1. Firearm-related fatality rates differ drastically between American states. 2. The firearm-related fatality rate among African-Americans was double that of Caucasians and was lower among Hispanics compared to non-Hispanics. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)  Study Rundown: Firearm-related deaths account for almost one-fifth of injury deaths in the United States....
Image: PD 1. Hospitalizations due to firearm-related injuries is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting 8.87 per 100 000 individuals under age 20. 2. The major causes of firearm-related hospitalizations were unintentional injuries in younger children and assault in adolescents. 3. Males, black children, and those receiving Medicaid were most...
Image: PD  1. From a systematic review of the literature, there is a significantly increased risk of both suicide and homicide among individuals in households with accessible firearms.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: The majority of both successful suicides and homicides in the United States are firearm-related, with an estimated...
Image: PD 1. Violent sequences in motion pictures have doubled since 1950. 2. The presence of gun violence in PG-13 rated movies has increased since 1985 eventually becoming equal to or higher than the rate of gun violence in R-rated movies starting in 2009. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: It is...