Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Wintemute, Garen J, and Anthony A Braga. 2011 ‘Opportunities for State-Level Action to Reduce Firearm Violence: Proceeding From the Evidence.’ American Journal of Public Health; 101 (9), p. e1. Stanford, CA: American Public Health Association. 1 September
Firearm violence remains a pressing public health and public safety problem.
In the United States, an estimated 326,090 violent crimes were committed with
firearms in 2009.(1)
An estimated 11,406 people died as a result of firearm homicides that year, and
another 44,466 people were estimated to have been treated in hospital emergency departments for gunshot wounds sustained in firearm assaults.(2,3)
1) Truman JL, Rand MR. Criminal Victimization, 2008. Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics; 2010. NCJ publication 231327.
2) Kochanek KD, Xu J, Murphy SL, Minin˜o AM, Kung H- C. Deaths: preliminary data for 2009. Natl Vital Stat Rep. March 16, 2011;59(4).
3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nonfatal injury data. Available
at: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/nonfatal.html. Accessed May 12, 2011.