Gunshot Wound Resources
Gunshot wounds were the second leading cause of injury related deaths in the U.S. in 2000. This translates into "28,663 firearms-related deaths in 2000 - an average of 79 per day - 16,586 (57.9%) suicides, 10,801 (37.7%) were homicides, 776 (2.7%) were unintentional, and an additional (1.7%) were legal interventions or of undetermined intent. In 1994, the estimated lifetime medical costs of all firearms injuries in the U.S. was $2.3 billion. *
MCW Libraries has numerous books on gunshot wounds available for checkout. Search MCWCAT using the keywords "gunshot" or "firearms."
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Task Force on Community Preventive Services. "First reports evaluating the effectiveness of strategies for preventing violence: Firearms laws." MMWR 52 (RR14): 11-20, 2003.