Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. 2021 ‘GBD Results Tool.’ Global Health Data Exchange. Seattle WA: University of Washington. 29 July
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[Editor's note: the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Results Tool is the querying system of GHDx, and can be used to find estimated values relating to various aspects of armed violence. GunPolicy.org uses these estimates to fill in gaps left by states that do not routinely publish or disclose firearm mortality data. It must be noted that statistics provided by the GBD Results Tool are estimates informed by inputs from a variety of established data sources. To read more about these sources and their methodology, follow this link: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-2016/data-input-sources
The GBD Results Tool can be used to provide data on the following aspects of armed violence:
- Homicide (Any Method)
- Gun Homicide
- Suicide (Any Method)
- Gun Suicide
- Legal Intervention Deaths
- Conflict-related Deaths]