US Leads The World In Child Gun Deaths


Death by gunshot was the second-highest cause of death in the United States in 2016 among children and adolescents ages 1 to 19, according to a study exhaustedThursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The study analyzed data from US death certifications from 57 sovereignties. Likening the data with that of previous years, the study authors obtained a 28% related further increasing the rate of firearm deaths per 2013. Over those three years, firearm homicide rose by 32% and firearm suicide increasing by 26%, while unintentional firearm demises been relatively stable .

Connecticut State Police evacuate children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012, following a school shooting.

Globally, the United States preceded the world in the rate of pistol death toll of adolescent among countries with available data in 2016. The frequency in the US was 36.5 times higher than in a dozen comparable high-income the world over; the rate of firearm fatalities was 5 times as high-pitched compared with a sampling of low-spirited- to middle -ncome countries.

The outcomes imitative data released by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in June, which showed a decreased to overall childhood deaths per illness but a starling rise in accidental demises, murders and suicides. Many of those were attributed to traffic accidents, stimulants and firearms .
” This is a wake-up call that we need to pay attention to the health and well-being of our children ,” Dr. Tina Cheng, head of the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine, said at that time .
Dr. Thomas Weiser, a trauma surgeon at Stanford University Medical Center, said that” without a doubt, easy access to guns drives the murder frequency in the United States. This is such a fundamental issue to address through gun safety programs that are effective and widespread .”

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