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Webster, Daniel W and Jon S Vernick. 2013 ‘Introduction.’ Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis, p. xxv. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 25 January

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Introduction…

More than 31,000 people died from gunshot wounds in the United States in 2010.(1)

Because the victims are disproportionately young, gun violence is one of the leading causes of premature mortality in the United States. In addition to these deaths, in 2010, there were an estimated 337,960 nonfatal violent crimes committed with guns,(2) and 73,505 persons were treated in hospital emergency departments for nonfatal gunshot wounds(3,4)…

Sources cited:

1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query
and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. National Center for Injury Control and
Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (producer). Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html. [2012, Mar. 15].

2) Truman JL. Criminal Victimization, 2010. National Crime Victimization Survey. NCJ 235508, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sept. 2010.

3) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [Online]. National Center for Injury Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (producer). Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html. [2012, Mar. 15].

4) Vyrostek SB, Annest JL, Ryan GW. Surveillance for Fatal and Non-Fatal Injuries - United States, 2001. MMWR. 2004; 53(SS07):1–57.

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