A Public Health Crisis Decades in the Making A Review of 2019 CDC Gun Mortality Data

Gun violence is an American public health crisis decades in the making . The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that 39,707 people, 86% of whom were male, lost their lives to gun violence in 2019 . It was the third consecutive year of nearly 40,000 gun deaths, and part of a three-year cluster with a higher gun death rate than any other time in the last two decades . Further, almost one in ten (3,390) gun deaths in 2019 were children and teens, the second-highest number of annual child and teen gun deaths in twenty years. In 2019, firearms were the leading cause of death for American children, teens, and young adults ages 1 to 24

Access the report here…….efsgv.org/wp-content/uploads/2019CDCdata.pdf

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