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Firearm-Related Fatalities in US Children & Youth: Homicide, Suicide, and Unintentional

FIREARM-related fatalities:HOMICIDE, •SUICIDE, & in US CHILDREN & YOUTH•UNINTENTIONAL Homicide is the second leading cause of death among youth* From 2005-2010,83% of all youth* homicides involved a firearm Youth* make up 29% of homicides and 35% of firearm-related homicides, but only 14% of the population From 2005-2010: 56,611 MOTOR VEHICLE 31,549 25,810 SUICIDES 14% 29% 35% HOMICIDES 83% WISQARS (2005-2010) WISQARS (2005-2010) WISQARS (2005-2010) From 2005-2010, firearms When someone under the age of 19 uses a firearm to complete suicide, it usually belongs to a family member More than 1 out of 3 were used in nearly half suicides of those under age of all suicides by youth* 18 occurred the same day as a crisis (such as an argument with a parent or a break-up) 46% 868 In 2 out of 3 cases, the firearm was kept unlocked WISQARS (2005-2010) SPRC (2002) SPRC (2002) Preventing unintentional fatal shootings of children** 177 64 Unintentional shootings make up 16% of firearm- and youth* in the US could related deaths in children** 2% for the general public have saved over compared $439 million 2% 16% On average, 177 youth* and 64 children** die of unintentional shootings every year in 2005 alone WISQARS (2000-2010) WISQARS (2005) WISQARS (2005-2010) *Youth are defined as ages 15-24 **Children are defined as ages 0-14 For evidence-informed strategies for prevention, visit our resource guide: CSN Children's Safety Network To view detailed sources for this infographic, please visit:

Firearm-Related Fatalities in US Children & Youth: Homicide, Suicide, and Unintentional

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This infographic covers three types of firearm-related injuries and how they affect children and youth: homicide, suicide, and unintentional.


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