Gun Violence

​Gun Violence


​​​​​​​​​​​​Of all injury deaths of individual 15 through 19 years of age in the United States in 2009, more than 1 (28.7%) in 4 were firearm related, and of those younger than 20 years, nearl 1 (19.5%) in 5 were firearm related. Although national data cannot fully document urban and rural differences in the patterns of injuries from firearms that involve children, local data indicate that children in rural areas as well as in urban areas are at risk for firearm-related mortality