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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

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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)

Sources cited:
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: Accessed May 12, 2011.

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