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Data on Firearm Deaths of Children and Young Adults

firearm data 113Firearm-related injuries claimed the lives of 1,918 California children and young adults between 2013 and 2015. Homicide is the leading cause of firearm death among young people ages 24 and under, followed by suicide.

Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health has newly added data on the number and rate of both fatal and non-fatal firearms injuries, by cause, age, gender, and race/ethnicity.

The death of any young person is a tragedy. The tragedy is amplified when the death is preventable. Public policies aimed at prevention, education, and support of youth and families can address preventable death. For example, routine and accessible mental health screening and services for youth can address suicide and harmful behavior to others. Also, school policies that foster a safe and positive school climate can reduce violence.

Read more on this topic in the post, “Data on Firearm Deaths Now Available” on Kidsdata.org.

Source: KidsData.org | Data on Firearm Deaths Now Available, http://www.kidsdata.org/blog/?p=8156 | Posted January 24th, 2018

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