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The Financial Costs of Gun Violence

Linda Gunderson
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Ann Intern Med. 1999;131(6):483-484. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-131-6-199909210-00102
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As is widely known, the United States leads the world in death by firearms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that since 1972, more than 30 000 people have died of firearm injuries each year. Injuries from firearms are the second leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 34 years of age, and the number of nonfatal firearm injuries is estimated at 84 000 annually.


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